Have you say on policing in Cheshire


The police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire is calling on residents to give their views on the current state of policing in the county.

PCC David Keane is today (Monday 17th June) launching a public survey to obtain the views of Cheshire residents to find out their priorities for policing and community safety.

As well as asking residents what their one priority for policing in Cheshire would be, he also wants to know if they've ever been a victim of crime, if they feel safe in their area and which crime or anti-social behaviour their local area has the biggest issue with.

David said: "A lot has changed within policing in Cheshire since I first launched my Police and Crime Plan in 2016. The nature of crime and how police tackle it has become more complex with more crimes moving online and violent crime becoming more prevalent.

"I want to get a clear view from Cheshire residents about their priorities for policing and how safe they feel. This will enable me to ensure the chief constable is delivering a service which is relevant to the communities it serves."

The survey will also ask questions on how often residents see uniformed police officers in their communities. This will allow the commissioner to assess the success of his community base model a year after it was implemented to increase officers' visibility in individual communities.

David added "We now have 122 individual police communities in Cheshire, each with their own PCSO and community base where residents can attend regular surgeries or have confidential discussions with their local officers.

"I want residents to tell me if they've noticed an increased police presence in their area and if this initiative is making them feel safer."

The survey can also be completed online and copies can also be posted to residents upon request.

They survey is open until Monday 1st October 2019.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Harry Martin
Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 7:10 pm
Can't fault policing ...but why waste money and time when the best start is more staff.
Chris Jones
Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 6:01 pm
The main priority would be to employ the best people for the job in the first place. Something that Cheshire police have recently been found guilty of not doing.
No doubt this survey will be followed with a “we all want to pay more” which we don’t. Surely to get a true picture every household should be issued with a survey.
Pete Taylor
Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 7:26 pm
Is anybody else utterly sick and fed up of having every weekend blighted by these folks racing up and down with illegally modified exhausts on their “supercars”?

Perhaps it would be an idea if a team of officers with noise meters were to pay a visit or two to the area? Many of these cars don’t have front number plates either.
David Hadfield
Monday 24th June 2019 at 8:10 pm
Pete Taylor, I totally agree with you on this subject.
It just drives everyone crazy ……..