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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.
Renfrewshire Council welcomes and agrees with the main risks challenges, opportunities and demands likely to face policing over the next 10 years. Renfrewshire Council works closely with Police Scotland through the Community Safety Partnership and welcomes the focus on cyber crime, counter terrorism and domestic incidents as these align with the work being undertaken by the Council. The section in 2.3.5 (Enhancing cyber and Forensic Capabilities is an essential part of the strategy and again, closely aligns with the priorities, challenges and risks identified by Renfrewshire Council and the Integrity Working Group.

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?
Renfrewshire Council would agree with the main areas of focus. In particular, Renfrewshire Council would strongly agree with the first 3 (Protection, Prevention and Communities) and this clearly aligns with Renfrewshire Council priorities including early intervention being progressed through the Renfrewshire Community Safety Partnership, the Community Safety Hub, Daily Tasking meetings, the CONTEST (Prevent) agenda and localism. The final 2 (knowledge and Innovation) whilst equally important, will feed into the first 3 rather than be a focus i.e. you will need these to deliver the critical first 3.However, the focus that they demonstrate on being flexible and responsive and evidence led is consistent with the approach being taken across the Community Safety Partnership.

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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We would welcome any views you have
Police Scotland, like Renfrewshire Council is a public body and therefore public confidence is absolutely critical to delivering successful outcomes. Both Police Scotland and Renfrewshire Council are heavily involved in developing Local Outcome Improvement Plans (LOIP's) and the localism agenda to allow communities to have more power in the delivery of resources. The new Community Policing model has been a significant improvement that is already showing signs of giving the public more reassurance with regard to the visibility of Police Officers in their communities.

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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All organisations require to have a workforce focused on having the right skills and capacity. With ever changing demographics and crime, it is essential that Police Scotland and the Officers therein continually adapt to allow these challenges to be met. This includes working with partners through the Renfrewshire Community Safety Partnership to allow them to assist in the delivery of the service i.e. close working relationships will lead to early intervention through Daily Tasking where the Renfrewshire Wardens may be passed issues regarding low level anti social behaviour that Police Scotland would have historically dealt with.

Clear & Understandable

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

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Overall, Renfrewshire Council welcomes the strategy and is clear in understanding what the strategy sets out to achieve. It strikes a good balance between being a public facing document while providing helpful insight into the changing demands for the Police in an intelligent and clear way. It clearly aligns with many strategies for Renfrewshire Council (Public Protection, collaborative working, cyber crime, CONTEST (Prevent)) and the Council will continue to work with Police Scotland over the coming years as they implement key parts of this 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.

We would welcome any views you have.
The strategic vision of the document feeds into the objectives and terms of reference for the Groups on which Renfrewshire Council work most closely with Police Scotland including the Renfrewshire Community Protection Chief Officers Group, Community Safety and Public Protection Steering Group, Integrity Working Group and CONTEST (Prevent) Working Group. Additonal Comments Renfrewshire Council has a close working relationship with Police Scotland as an active and engaged partner in Community Planning; on the Public Protection Chief Officer Group; Adult Protection and Child Protection Committees and the Renfrewshire Community Safety Partnership Hub. Some of the key projects/Groups that Renfrewshire Council works closely with Police Scotland on include: Daily Tasking Building and Safer and Greener Communites MARAC/MATAC CONTEST (Prevent) Grey Space Group Renfrewshire Community Protection Chief Officers Group Community Safety and Public Protection Steering Group Street Stuff

About you

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Renfrewshire Council