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Risks

1. Does the Policing 2026 strategy identify and acknowledge the main risks, challenges, opportunities and demands likely to impact on policing over the next 10 years?

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We would welcome any view you have.
Lower level crime is always a problem for the Police and the Justice System. e.g. ASB, bicycle and motorbike thefts, vandalism etc. These crimes are in the face of the public and of concern, but are very difficult for the Police to respond to them in the short time scale they occur. At the moment they are tolerated by the Public but a higher visibility on success rates and increased punishment would be good.

Focus

2. Do you agree the main areas of focus proposed within the Policing 2026 strategy are the right ones to deliver an enhanced policing service?

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Please tell us why you think these are the right or wrong areas of focus?
Feedback to the Public is missing at the moment, or inadequately covered. Also a two way communication would be good, although time consumming to implement and maintain.

Methods

3. Do you agree the methods proposed within this strategy are the right ones to deliver an improved policing service?

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Please tell us why you think this is the right or wrong approach?
Improved information technology and more involvement with the Public will be a good move

Performance

4. The Policing 2026 Strategy states that public confidence will be a key measure of success and the effectiveness of Police performance. Do you agree with this approach?

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You need to know what your customers think and feel e.g. Public

Workforce

5. The Policing 2026 strategy highlights that we will need to re-shape our organisation with a workforce focussed on having the right skills and capacity to meet future challenges. Do you agree with this approach?

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The Police need to decide and implement their Strategy to local Neighbourhood Watch schemes. Some Police Stations welcome them but others see them as being unwelcome and intrusive. NHW is an unpaid voluntary charity run people who care about their community. It is a valuable resource that could be used more, especially regular contact.

Clear & Understandable

6. Is the strategy presented in a clear and understandable way?

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Good proposals and strategies. Internal communications and I.T. systems are a time wasting exercise at present, with local duty Police spending valuable time trying to find information on a system that they may not have access to.

Other views

7. We would welcome any additional views you have on our strategy and how it will affect you, or any other person.

We would welcome any views you have.
Scottish NHW recommended to me a computer web site called Trygve. It seems very good and is free to use. Scandanavian development now being used in some cities in England, and is used freely by the Police and the Public. It is confidential, and is worth consideration for use by the Scottish Police. A very effective communication tool for updates and correspondence, which some people use Facebook for and is perhaps not so secure.

About you

8. What is your name?

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Andrew Black Tait

10. Are you responding as an individual or an organisation?

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Organisation Name
Strada NHW, Edinburgh