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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.
Yes, the strategy reflects well the shift in the needs of the community in relation to a modern Policing service and details the need to work more in partnership with key public services to meet those needs. The strategy in informed by ongoing feedback and partnership working, particularly with Local Government, and explains the future risks and demands on the service while highlighting the opportunities for collaboration and new ways of working. However it is important to highlight that this is a high level strategic document and that the challenges will come with delivery of this vision, requiring more work at a divisional level and through local police plans and scrutiny arrangements.

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?

Please tell us why you think these are the right or wrong areas of focus?
it is right that the focus remains on protection and prevention while also recognising the need to refocus and invest in a localized model that meets the diverse needs of local communities. All agencies require to work together to deliver improved data and intelligence which informs better service delivery. It is critical that Police Scotland refocused on local partnership arrangements in order to successfully deliver on these 5 priority areas. Again the local implementation detail will be where the priorities succeed or fail, and as such the action plans to support the strategy must be coproduced to ensure any requirements on partners are fully understood and able to be delivered at the local level.

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
Residents should be at the heart of everything we do. Using public confidence as a measure of the success of Police performance ensures that focus remains in the needs of our communities. It also allows for the strategic priorities to be revised and reviewed if confidence does not increase as a result of this approach.

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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We would welcome any views you have.
As has previously been stated, and reflected in the strategy, there is a need to take a revised approach to delivering services based on the needs of our residents. It is critical that the organisation has the workforce and skills mixed required to deliver on its ambition.

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.
West Dunbartonshire Council welcomes the strategy and the commitments made. Local partnership arrangements through the divisional commander are strong and we look forward to building on this as the implementation of the strategy is planned locally.

About you

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

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West Dunbartonshire Council