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Neighbourhood Policing Consultation
During the spring, we asked for your views on the local service that we provide and the survey results are in. Some of the key numbers are displayed in our infographic here.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our neighbourhood policing survey – whether that was online, in person or at one of our engagement events.
Our Chief Constable hosted 14 events overall, speaking with more than 400 people from communities across the county.
Engagement events were held in Mexborough, Hexthorpe, Maltby, central Rotherham, Burngreave, central Sheffield, Penistone and central Barnsley. The Chief also visited Sheffield Chinese Community Centre, Rotherham College, Unity Centre, Guru Kalgidhar Gurdwara temple, Barnsley Disability Forum and the Pakistan Muslim Centre. The survey was promoted online and our PCSOs visited members of the community, encouraging people to give us their views.
Overall, we had nearly 5,000 responses to the survey. The overall feedback was that the people of South Yorkshire wanted a greater visible police presence with increased levels of accessibility and interaction.
Some 88% of people agreed with our neighbourhood policing promises, which you can read here. The force sees ‘neighbourhood policing’ as being about embedding dedicated PCSOs and police officers into the everyday life of local communities, and ensuring they are accessible to those who need them, when they need them.
The results of the survey are now being used to design and deliver our future service, and you’ll hear about some initial changes we’re making very soon.
Chief Superintendent Scott Green, leading on the force’s neighbourhood policing review, said: “First of all, thank you to everyone who filled in the survey – the results will assist us in designing and delivering an effective neighbourhood policing service, as far as possible.
“People within all communities across South Yorkshire had their say and we will return to meet those communities following implementation to find out how we’re doing. Across South Yorkshire, we’re also working very closely with partners to deliver on our promises, with dedicated officers immersing themselves in this project and collaborating wherever possible.
“Over the coming weeks, we’re starting to make some initial changes to how we deliver neighbourhood policing, but there is still work to do. We will keep you updated along the way, so please look out for updates.”