Survey on Police Scotland Football Engagement Strategy

Closed 29 Nov 2019

Opened 8 Oct 2019

Feedback updated 9 Aug 2021

We asked

Police Scotland asked how you want us to engage with you about football policing to help us to write a new engagement strategy which will make sure football supporters and our communities are involved in how Police Scotland works at football.

We asked for details of any experience of football-related engagement you have already had with Police Scotland, including what you thought we did well and what we did not do well, along with suggestions for improvement.

We asked if you wanted to hear from us about football policing and suggested some outcomes that could be worked towards.  For those who do want to hear from us, we asked for opinions on some suggested outcomes, what topics you would like us to engage with you about and how you want us to do this. 

Your opinions and suggestions will make sure that our football engagement strategy will be directed at meeting the needs of football supporters and the wider public as well as encouraging positive relationships between police and public at football. 

You said

We received 6,817 responses from a mix of football supporters (95%) and non-football supporters (5%) and 57% of those who replied live or work in an area where football takes place. 

77% of people said they had not previously engaged with Police Scotland about football. Of those who have previously engaged, it is clear that many of your experiences have not been positive and this is something we will try to improve on in future.  

41% of football supporters said that they want Police Scotland to engage with them about football policing in the future. The most popular methods are:

  • for the engagement to be carried out via their club - 30%
  • using Police Scotland local social media accounts - 20%
  • passing on information from other sources such as traffic and travel information - 16%
  • face-to-face meetings - 15%    

We did

6,817 responses were received by the deadline. 

We have published our Football Engagement Strategy - this can be downloaded from the 'Related' section below.

We listened to everyone's feedback and incorporated this into the development of our strategy. If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact details on this page. 

We are grateful to all who participated and thank you for taking the time to provide such a wide range of responses.

Overview

How do you want Police Scotland to engage with you about football policing? You can share your views as a football supporter or as a member of the public. 

 

 

Your feedback will contribute directly to a new football engagement strategy to make sure football supporters and communities are involved in how Police Scotland works at football. The insights from this survey will influence the way the police work. Our main objective is for all football policing operations to deliver safe and secure events.

We encourage anyone with an interest in football policing to freely express their feelings and opinions.

If you prefer to complete the Word version of the survey, you can find the document at the bottom of this page. Please email your completed document to: NationalFootballInformationPointScot@scotland.pnn.police.uk

 

How we will use the information

The information provided will allow Police Scotland to finalise its National Football Supporters’ Engagement Strategy which we are aiming to publish in early 2020.  This strategy will help us to make sure that the views of football supporters and our communities across Scotland are included in the decisions Police Scotland makes about football policing.  

All information you provide will be treated confidentially and will remain anonymous.

What happens next

We have published our Football Engagement Strategy - this can be downloaded from the 'Related' section below.

We listened to everyone's feedback and incorporated this into the development of our strategy. Thank you to all those who took part in our survey.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact details on this page. 

Areas

  • A
  • Abbey
  • Aberdeen City
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
  • Abronhill, Kildrum and the Village
  • Aird and Loch Ness
  • Airdrie Central
  • Airdrie North
  • Airdrie South
  • Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee
  • Almond
  • Almond and Earn
  • An Taobh Siar agus Nis
  • Anderston/City
  • Angus
  • Annandale East
  • Annandale North
  • Annandale South
  • Annick
  • Arbroath East & Lunan
  • Arbroath West & Letham
  • Ardrossan and Arran
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Armadale and Blackridge
  • Avondale and Stonehouse
  • Ayr East
  • Ayr North
  • Ayr West
  • Badenoch and Strathspey
  • Baillieston
  • Ballochmyle
  • Banchory and Mid Deeside
  • Banff and District
  • Bannockburn
  • Barraigh Bhatarsaigh Eirisgeigh Uibhist Deas
  • Barrhead
  • Bathgate
  • Bearsden North
  • Bearsden South
  • Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath
  • Bellshill
  • Bishopbriggs North & Torrance
  • Bishopbriggs South
  • Bishopton, Bridge of Weir & Langbank
  • Black Isle
  • Blairgowrie and Glens
  • Blantyre
  • Bo'ness and Blackness
  • Bonnybridge and Larbert
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Bothwell and Uddingston
  • Brechin & Edzell
  • Bridge of Don
  • Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh
  • Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
  • Buckie
  • Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
  • Busby, Clarkston and Eaglesham
  • C
  • Calton
  • Cambuslang East
  • Cambuslang West
  • Campsie & Kirkintilloch North
  • Canal
  • Caol and Mallaig
  • Carnoustie & District
  • Carse of Gowrie
  • Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst
  • Castle
  • Castle Douglas and Glenkens
  • Central Buchan
  • City Centre
  • City of Edinburgh
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Clackmannanshire Central
  • Clackmannanshire East
  • Clackmannanshire North
  • Clackmannanshire South
  • Clackmannanshire West
  • Clydebank Central
  • Clydebank Waterfront
  • Clydesdale East
  • Clydesdale North
  • Clydesdale South
  • Clydesdale West
  • Coatbridge North and Glenboig
  • Coatbridge South
  • Coatbridge West
  • Coldside
  • Colinton/Fairmilehead
  • Corstorphine/Murrayfield
  • Cowal
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Craigentinny/Duddingston
  • Craigton
  • Cromarty Firth
  • Culloden and Ardersier
  • Cumbernauld North
  • Cumbernauld South
  • Cumnock and New Cumnock
  • Cupar
  • D
  • Dalkeith
  • Dalry and West Kilbride
  • Dee
  • Denny and Banknock
  • Dingwall and Seaforth
  • Doon Valley
  • Drum Brae/Gyle
  • Drumchapel/Anniesland
  • Dumbarton
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dunbar and East Linton
  • Dunblane and Bridge of Allan
  • Dundee City
  • Dunfermline Central
  • Dunfermline North
  • Dunfermline South
  • Dunoon
  • Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone
  • E
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Berwickshire
  • East Centre
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East End
  • East Garioch
  • East Kilbride Central North
  • East Kilbride Central South
  • East Kilbride East
  • East Kilbride South
  • East Kilbride West
  • East Livingston and East Calder
  • East Lothian
  • East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
  • East Neuk and Landward
  • East Renfrewshire
  • East Sutherland and Edderton
  • Eilean a Cheo
  • Elgin City North
  • Elgin City South
  • Ellon and District
  • Erskine & Inchinnan
  • Fa'side
  • Falkirk
  • Falkirk North
  • Falkirk South
  • Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley
  • Fife
  • Fochabers Lhanbryde
  • Forfar & District
  • Forres
  • Forth
  • Forth and Endrick
  • Fortissat
  • Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
  • Fraserburgh and District
  • Ft William and Ardnamurchan
  • G
  • Galashiels and District
  • Garscadden/Scotstounhill
  • George St/Harbour
  • Giffnock and Thornliebank
  • Girvan and South Carrick
  • Glasgow City
  • Glenrothes Central and Thornton
  • Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
  • Glenrothes West and Kinglassie
  • Govan
  • Grangemouth
  • Greater Pollok
  • Haddington and Lammermuir
  • Hamilton North and East
  • Hamilton South
  • Hamilton West and Earnock
  • Hawick and Denholm
  • Hawick and Hermitage
  • Hazlehead/Ashley/Queens Cross
  • Heldon and Laich
  • Helensburgh and Lomond South
  • Helensburgh Central
  • Highland
  • Hillhead
  • Hilton/Stockethill
  • Houston, Crosslee & Linwood
  • Howe of Fife and Tay Coast
  • Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford
  • Inverclyde
  • Inverclyde East
  • Inverclyde East Central
  • Inverclyde North
  • Inverclyde South
  • Inverclyde South West
  • Inverclyde West
  • Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
  • Inverleith
  • Inverness Central
  • Inverness Millburn
  • Inverness Ness-Side
  • Inverness South
  • Inverness West
  • Inverurie and District
  • Irvine East
  • Irvine Valley
  • Irvine West
  • Isle of Bute
  • J
  • Jedburgh and District
  • Johnstone North, Kilbarchan & Lochwinnoch
  • Johnstone South, Elderslie & Howwood
  • K
  • Keith and Cullen
  • Kelso and District
  • Kilbirnie and Beith
  • Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
  • Kilmarnock North
  • Kilmarnock South
  • Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
  • Kilpatrick
  • Kilsyth
  • Kilwinning
  • Kincorth/Loirston
  • Kingswells/Sheddocksley
  • Kinross-shire
  • Kintyre and the Islands
  • Kirkcaldy Central
  • Kirkcaldy East
  • Kirkcaldy North
  • Kirkintilloch East & Twechar
  • Kirkwall East
  • Kirkwall West and Orphir
  • Kirriemuir & Dean
  • Kyle
  • L
  • Landward Caithness
  • Langside
  • Larkhall
  • Leaderdale and Melrose
  • Leith
  • Leith Walk
  • Lenzie & Kirkintilloch South
  • Lerwick North
  • Lerwick South
  • Leven
  • Leven, Kennoway and Largo
  • Liberton/Gilmerton
  • Linlithgow
  • Linn
  • Livingston North
  • Livingston South
  • Loch a Tuath
  • Lochar
  • Lochee
  • Lochgelly and Cardenden
  • Lomond
  • Lomond North
  • Lower Braes
  • Lower Deeside
  • Maryfield
  • Maryhill/Kelvin
  • Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton
  • Meadows/Morningside
  • Mearns
  • Mid and Upper Nithsdale
  • Mid Argyll
  • Mid Berwickshire
  • Mid Formartine
  • Mid Galloway
  • Midlothian
  • Midlothian East
  • Midlothian South
  • Midlothian West
  • Midstocket/Rosemount
  • Milngavie
  • Monifieth & Sidlaw
  • Montrose & District
  • Moray
  • Mossend and Holytown
  • Motherwell North
  • Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig
  • Motherwell West
  • Murdostoun
  • Musselburgh East and Carberry
  • Musselburgh West
  • N
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
  • Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch
  • Nairn
  • Neilston, Uplawmoor and Newton Mearns North
  • Netherlee, Stamperland and Williamwood
  • Newlands/Auldburn
  • Newton Mearns South
  • Nith
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Berwick Coastal
  • North Coast and Cumbraes
  • North East (Glasgow)
  • North East (Tayside)
  • North Isles (Orkney)
  • North Isles (Shetland)
  • North Kincardine
  • North Lanarkshire
  • North West Dumfries
  • North, West and Central Sutherland
  • Northfield
  • Oban North and Lorn
  • Oban South and the Isles
  • Orkney Islands
  • P
  • Paisley East & Ralston
  • Paisley North West
  • Paisley South
  • Paisley South West
  • Partick West
  • Penicuik
  • Pentland Hills
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Perth City Centre
  • Perth City North
  • Perth City South
  • Peterhead North and Rattray
  • Peterhead South and Cruden
  • Pollokshields
  • Portobello/Craigmillar
  • Preston/Seton/Gosford
  • Prestwick
  • Q
  • Renfrew North
  • Renfrew South & Gallowhill
  • Renfrewshire
  • Rosyth
  • Rutherglen Central and North
  • Rutherglen South
  • Saltcoats and Stevenston
  • Scottish Borders
  • Selkirkshire
  • Sgir' Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch
  • Sgire an Rubha
  • Shetland Central
  • Shetland Islands
  • Shetland North
  • Shetland South
  • Shetland West
  • Shettleston
  • Sighthill/Gorgie
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Kintyre
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Southside Central
  • Southside/Newington
  • Speyside Glenlivet
  • Springburn
  • St Andrews
  • Steornabhagh a Deas
  • Steornabhagh a Tuath
  • Stirling
  • Stirling East
  • Stirling West
  • Stonehaven and Lower Deeside
  • Stranraer and North Rhins
  • Strathallan
  • Strathearn
  • Strathkelvin
  • Strathmartine
  • Strathmore
  • Strathtay
  • Stromness and South Isles
  • Tain and Easter Ross
  • Tay Bridgehead
  • The Ferry
  • The Lochs
  • Thorniewood
  • Thurso
  • Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen
  • Torry/Ferryhill
  • Troon
  • Trossachs and Teith
  • Troup
  • Turriff and District
  • Tweeddale East
  • Tweeddale West
  • U
  • Upper Braes
  • V
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • West End
  • West Fife and Coastal Villages
  • West Garioch
  • West Lothian
  • West Mainland
  • Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
  • Westhill and District
  • Whitburn and Blackburn
  • Wick
  • Wigtown West
  • Wishaw

Audiences

  • General Public

Interests

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