Shaping our direction and delivery 2019

Closed 18 Mar 2019

Opened 27 Feb 2019

Feedback updated 1 Apr 2019

We asked

Police Scotland wanted to introduce new strategic outcomes for policing that describe the impact and difference Police Scotland aims to make to the lives of people across Scotland. These are:

  • Threats to public safety and wellbeing are resolved by a responsive police service           
  • The needs of local communities are addressed through effective service delivery            
  • Public and communities are engaged, involved and have confidence in policing 
  • Our people are supported through a positive working environment enabling them to serve the public
  • Police Scotland is sustainable, adaptable and prepared for future challenges

We asked for opinions from people across Scotland on our proposed outcomes, our approach, and how you want to be involved in working with us to continue to shape future services. We were also keen to hear views to help shape our future strategies in respect to prevention and public contact and engagement.

Your opinions make sure that our plan fits with expectations and enables continued collaboration, and that we are able identify any areas of the plan that require to be amended or strengthened.

You said

We received a strong level of support for the approaches set out.  This provides Police Scotland with the assurance that these approaches have support and confidence from the public and partners.

The percentage of respondents who ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ were:

  • Our policing priorities: 87%
  • Outcome 1 – Keeping people safe: 86%
  • Outcome 2 – Communities are at the heart of policing: 82%
  • Outcome 3 – Contacting and talking to us: 79%
  • Outcome 4 – Supporting our people: 81%
  • Outcome 5 – Meeting demand: 74%

We did

1,995 responses were received by the deadline, with some extra received after this point. Many respondents also provided comments which were reviewed against our draft Annual Police Plan 2019/20.

In addition to this feedback, we also considered feedback from the Scottish Police Authority and other key partners before the plan was finalised and laid before the Scottish Parliament on 29 March 2019.

The comments received will also inform future strategic work, including on public contact and engagement and prevention.

We are grateful to all who participated and thank you to all who indicated they would like to continue to engage with us in the future.

Overview

Police Scotland wants to hear from the public and our partners about how we shape the service that we provide.

In 2017 we agreed a ten year strategy for how we want to build a sustainable service able to adapt to the needs of a changing Scotland. Since then, we have been planning for and delivering change, whilst continuing to provide the local and specialist services that keep people safe.

Each year we are required to publish an Annual Police Plan which sets out our operational priorities for the year ahead. This year we will enhance that by bringing together the work we do locally and nationally across all our operational and support functions and with our transformational activity, into one plan covering the next three years.

This will show how all the parts of the service come together to make a positive impact for policing and society, and to keep people safe across Scotland against a set of strategic outcomes.

We will continue to focus our resources on the issues that cause the most harm in order to improve outcomes for people and communities. Our planning is informed by our analysis and assessment of the threat and risk posed and what we are told through our Your View Counts survey.

As part of our ongoing engagement, we are looking for opinions from people across Scotland on our proposed outcomes, our approach, and how you want to be involved in working with us to continue to shape future services.

We are also keen to hear your views to help shape our future strategies in respect to prevention and public contact and engagement.

Your opinions will help us to make sure that our plan fits with expectations and enables continued collaboration, and that we identify any areas of the plan that require to be amended or strengthened.

Our plan will be laid before the Scottish Parliament by the end of March 2019.

 

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