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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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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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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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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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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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Clear & Understandable

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

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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.
Consultation- "Serving a Changing Scotland"- Draft 10 Year Strategy for Policing Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (NWS) welcome the opportunity to submit comments in respect to the Draft 10 Year Strategy for Policing in Scotland -2026 Serving a Changing Scotland. Since its integration into Scotland in the 1980's and the subsequent changes which have taken place around Community Safety, Neighbourhood Watch has remained a constant, key organisation at both a national and local level and continues to see ongoing re-engagement and growth with both communities and stakeholder authorities and organisations . In December 2011 the Associat ion of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation , known as Neighbourhood Watch Scotland SCIO bringing a change of status, name, and logo better reflective as a modern, relevant organisation . Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is fully supported by a board of trustees who are elected from the membership and some who are co-opted from a particular filed of expertise. Neighbourhood Watch Scotland are embedded within the Scottish Government Building Safer Communities programme and currently deliver and are working towards a focus of bringing communities together whereby: • Neighbourhood Watch Groups and Communities are better informed, better connected and have the capacity to contribute to the safety and resilience to the community • People in Neighbourhood Watch areas feel safer • Communities are better supported by having a more sustainable network of Neighbourhood Watches The aim of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is to bring all communities together, engage with, inform and empower them from a crime, safety and resilience perspective. Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is embedded within the principle of 'policing by consent' and has enjoyed a close working relationship with the police service of Scotland over the decades. This relationship has continued with Police Scotland through the recent establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (2016) between NWS and Police Scotland and the current ongoing training of Police Officers across Scotland, as administrators,on the use of our Neighbourhood ALERT communication platform. This ALERT platform allows real time, targeted information to be sent in a localised format to communities by various communication modes both centrally and I or remotely. It also allows messages to be sent geographically and demographically and contains various survey and community intelligence tools making sure the "right people get the right message at the right time." The current database gives free access to Neighbourhood Watch Schemes, members and individuals from communities who have signed up, just to receive alerts. This database and neighbourhood network continues to grow as engagement and awareness grows with communities and partnership stakeholder authorities and organisations . Based on the 7 Strategic Police Priorities from the Draft Strategy of: Localism, Inclusion, Prevention, Response, Collaborative Working, Accountability , Adaptability and the following Policing principles: • the main purpose of policing is to improve the safety and well- being of persons, localities and communities in Scotland • the Police Service, working in collaboration with others where appropriate , should seek to achieve that main purpose by policing in a way which is (i) is accessible to, and engaged with, local communities , and (ii) promotes measures to prevent crime, harm and disorder, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, as a key supporter of policing, understand the requirements for change and have adopted a similar approach through our own business and strategic plan. We believe that our Neighbourhood ALERT platform offers Police Scotland an effective, targeted, progressive communication tool to engage directly with all communities on issues of crime, resilience and safety . We also believe we can support and enhance the above priorities and goals of Policing in Scotland moving forward from a communication and partnership engagement perspective and look forward to building further on our current relationship and discussing this potential future development at a strategic level.

About you

8. What is your name?

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Alan Dobie

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

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Organisation Name
Neighbourhood Watch Scotland SCIO