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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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I do not believe that the strategy covers the very basic requirements regarding the safety and well-being of the general public. I believe that the fragmented approach will fail to deliver rural communities with any real policing or give any reassurance that they are even being considered in the strategy.

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?
There are some areas which will inevitably be ignored such as house break ins, disturbances of the peace and "minor" crimes. With the soft touch dictated by the Scottish Government I despair for real justice to be seen to be done let alone DONE!

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?
I don't think that the actual finances or actual officer numbers are in place to deliver the strategy.

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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I think that the public confidence is at an all time low regarding Police Scotland . Recent cases such as the Stirling RTC where 2 people died for example [not to mention several other high profile cases. Also the discrepancies in actual total officer numbers quoted by the Scottish Government and Police Scotland differ, therefore how can the general public have confidence in the proposed ability to cope.

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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I agree with the approach but do not believe there are enough resources [financial of physical] to fulfill the strategy. I believe it will deliver a "watered down" version due to resources as to fit in with government's directorate.

Clear & Understandable

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

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It gets too complicated and long winded for most of us general public to take in, which I believe is designed to provide a "get out clause" that we the general public misinterpreted the strategy.

Other views

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

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It is my genuine belief that this strategy [whilst with the best intention] will not succeed due to financial and physical restraints and the Scottish Government's lack of backbone in dealing realistically with criminals, especially violent crime. Also as I live in a rural area my confidence in any improvement for us is at an all time low.

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