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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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With an increasing use of communications devices to enable crime and anti social behaviour being met by a service fully equipped to do will increase public confidence and save time and money as well as allow the service to concentrate on those most at need of face to face interaction.

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?
The primary focus of all policing is to preserve life and protect property and along with continued prevention through community engagement, innovation and increased training for staff should ensure Police Scotland remains fit for the years ahead

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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Please tell us why you think this is the right or wrong approach?
Public engagement is key to ensure that the message that policing has and will continue to change and the days of a police officer on every corner are gone and that policing has to reflect the times. Cyber enabled crime including domestic abuse over text or social media has to be met with the same resources as more traditional crime and the strategy for 2026 seems to recognise this and is prepared to face it

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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Policing by its very nature will not please all of the people but by ensuring that the public are kept informed of key policing changes and projected crime trends then those who most need the service will have the confidence to report crime and of their concerns for the community they both live and work in.

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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It makes economical sense and also increases staff morale when the correct person fills the correct role. Police Scotland has an opportunity to recruit new and appoint staff from within who have the right skills and attributes required and therefore ensure that the "old boys network" and nepotism is confined to history.

Clear & Understandable

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

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Five simple clear points reinforced by graph and storylines.

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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I welcome the challenges that Police Scotland will set me as a staff member and also hope that the public embrace the changes as they see a service engaging more in the community and using technology to benefit all

About you

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

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