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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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Existing threat and emerging threats should be the focus. We spend too long trying to satisfy a largely outdated public expectation about the service we are able to provide. Policing is not the same as it was 30 years ago, and the public must be made aware of this. Politicians should assist with this cascade of realistic expectations.

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?
Points 2 and 3 are worthy of focus, but only if sufficient resource is dedicated to the themes of local engagement. We have seen this approach before, and unfortunately the potential for benefit was not realised as officers and resource were abstracted, albeit to other necessities.

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?
The first point is critical - inform the public how their service is changing, that what they once received will no longer be offered, and that partners are the most appropriate sector to assist them. Be robust with partners to take ownership of their responsibilities, rather than the default position, or path of least resistance, where the police will suffer the inefficiency or refusal of other organisations. Training and support to our people is critical - knowledge gaps exist, me included, in modern technical solutions and everyday understanding of cybercrime in particular.

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 consent requires a buy in from the public, however that must be balanced with realism. The public must be advised that the service is changing, rather than being promised the Gold Standard, but failing to achieve their expectations.

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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Training, or at very least sound awareness, in areas which could not be termed traditional policing is required. Too often crimes and intelligence opportunities are not being recognised, and if they are they are not being fully progressed to maximum benefit. This is not due to officer/staff apathy, rather a poor general understanding of how to progress.

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.

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For internal 'comfort' staff/officers need to see meaningful benefit and an organisational position that represents them EXTERNALLY. Buy-in from elected members and partners is essential to present a united approach to solving what are mounting issues with budgets and resources. This impacts not only the police. If the outcomes are positive, faith in the position a single national force finds itself in will be benefitted. What cannot be allowed is that 2026 becomes simply a vehicle for Evidence generation for the career benefit of those involved in the project.

About you

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

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