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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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Once Scotland leaves the European Union , the lack of European support will only hamper investigations when we have a population made up of many nationalities. Nor does this report recognise or comment upon the issue of cross border powers that already hampers investigations. This document looks like a glossy or exercise when the real issue is the lack of funding, retention and recruitment of staff that are suitable because of their skill set and not because they fit a demographic.

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?
Returning policing back to core duties and not having to support other agencies such as health and welfare due to budget cuts

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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An efficient one stop it system is essential for any service to operate in the 21 st centaury however out police service is hampered by ancient it systems that are not fit for purpose. This report does not explain where the money will come from when recent reports have identified the issue of funding for the replacement airwaves project and the money and time lost on I 6 for which no one has been held to account.

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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Having officers on the street is essential and not in projects or office jobs. Just how many cops are on this project. The example of a cop having a break in a local cafe will be impossible as you see news reports complaining just now when officers buy a sandwich on duty.

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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This does not mean graduates or people recruited because they tick a box. We need officers who can speak, have common sense and can understand people and want to do the job because it's a vocation. Not because it looks good on their cv.

Clear & Understandable

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

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This document with the examples of how things will be is similar to corporate communications of twenty years ago. This should be a clear concise document detailing costs , how much money there will be in the future and roles of other agencies and how they will integrate. Not what Sophie will be doing in ten years to detect speeding offences. In reality Sophie will either have left or be working on a project.

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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The police is clearly underfunded and has a culture of people wanting to work in offices on projects rather than being on the front line. If more officers worked on the shifts the streets would be safer. Just drive by any police office during office hours and see how many cars are parked up and do it again on a Friday night. That is why we wait so long for the police to respond.

About you

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