Have your say about local policing

Tayside Police today launched a consultation on its draft interim Local Policing Plans for 2013-2014.

The force wants community feedback on the priorities set out in the Plans.

The draft interim Local Policing Plans 2013-2014 set out the local policing priorities and objectives for the three Local Authority areas across Tayside. They are produced as part of a planning process which takes account of the Scottish Government’s over arching vision for public services, the Strategic Police Priorities set by Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Police Authority’s Strategic Police Plan and the Chief Constable of Scotland’s Annual Police Plan.

The Local Policing Plans represent a critical part of the delivery process for the new service. They demonstrate a commitment to local policing within the national planning framework which enables the police to respond effectively to the concerns of local communities as well as meet and tackle nationwide demands.

They focus on two key themes, namely Public Protection: creating safer communities and Community Policing: responding to local concerns.

The plans concentrate on addressing high priority issues set by taking account of a range of information sources and reflect nationally set priorities and crime analysis. More critically, by consulting with local communities and partner agencies, they ensure that the priorities are focused on policing local communities across Tayside.

The Local Policing Plans will be supported by Multi Member Ward Level Community Policing Plans which respond directly to local needs and demands.

As a crucial part of the planning process Tayside Police is keen to engage with the public, partners and staff in order to gather their views on the draft interim Local Policing Plans, prior to finalisation in March. This engagement will ensure that what the force is proposing will provide the public with a local police service that meets their needs and deals with the issues that are important to them.

The draft interim Local Policing Plans 2013-14 are available on the Tayside Police website at www.tayside.police.uk/About-Us/Force-Publications/policing-plan-consultation.htm

and also on each of the Local Authority websites.

There are a number of ways you can provide your views on your respective Local Authority Policing Plan, you can complete the on-line survey, request a paper copy of the survey by calling the Performance and Planning Unit on 01382 596712, email comments to mail@tayside.pnn.police.uk, write to Tayside Police, FREEPOST, TY310, PO Box 59, Dundee, DD1 9JU, or follow the consultation on Twitter or Facebook.

The period of consultation closes on February 18 2013.