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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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As a 68 year old , now retired police officer and grandparent of two , aged 14 and 12 I am amazed at the potential intelligence value of social media. In my locality the grandchildren , through social media learned almost immediately the identities of suspects responsible for torching a derelictRedacted text, also know the identity and ongoing MO of a male whoRedacted textallegedly regularly supplies drugs to school kids at school. My concern is how do the public and police manage and realise this asset for the sake of keeping communities safe. I think the public generally need to to understand how they , will minimum effort can submit valuable information .

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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In the near future as budgets get even more squeezed, volunteering may and should become a greater tool for the civic good albeit local government has shown only a void in place of leadership to potential volunteers. I volunteer in assisting a Caretaker at a local music and art centre, engage in Mens Shed activity and participate in local trash bashes(litterpicks). In the course of this I see potential for much social therapy in volunteering but it is only operating at a fraction of what could be realised. In terms of policing , this could be encouraging local residents to take "ownership" of local assets such as school and public buildings, preventing crime, in co-ordination with healthy activity such as walking through and past such buildings and reporting disorder.

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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I have experience of the N-E Scotland district of Turriff which used to carry a weekly newspaper report on the police "events" of the past week. The author managed this not in a bland , faceless way but rather in the way of man to man or woman which thoroughly resonated. This gave the locals a good grip of what was happening and encouraged the momentum for positive response and sense of community.

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