A recent survey on the Commissioner’s draft Police and Crime Plan received over 3,500 responses with many confirming they want to the issue of police visibility included as a priority.
“Cambridgeshire Constabulary remains one of the lowest costing police forces in the country however maintaining an efficient and effective force costs money.
“With budgetary pressures set to continue over the next few years and the need to save a further £6 million by 2020/21, I am considering a small increase in the policing element of the council tax for 2017/18. This would be just under 7p per week (£3.60 per year) for an average Band D property which equates to an increase of 1.97%.
“Your opinion counts and I would be grateful if you could take a moment to complete this short survey and let me know your views.” Click on the link here to complete the survey.
There are lots of ways in which members of the public can get involved in policing, from helping the Commissioner to set policing objectives to becoming a volunteer.
A Police and Crime Commissioner has a duty to consult with members of the public and take their views into account when developing the Police and Crime Plan. This engagement is done in many different ways such as:
- meeting people in the community
- attending local events, meetings
- contributing to partnership groups, and
- online engagement (including the forums on this website)
You can find out more about any forthcoming priority setting meetings and events in your area by visiting the ‘Local Policing’ section of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website for details.
The Commissioner values the opinions of people who live and work in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and wants more people to get involved with policing. The Commissioner runs regular surgeries to hear any concerns and issues from members of the public. Details of any future surgeries can be found in the events section of this website. Contact the Commissioner’s office if you would like to book an appointment.
The Commissioner is always looking for people to volunteer for the Independent Custody Visitors’ Scheme.
There are also many opportunities to volunteer for the Constabulary: for example by joining the Cambridgeshire Special Constabulary http://www.cambs-police.co.uk/recruitment/specials/ joining the StreetWatch scheme in Peterborough or a Speedwatch scheme in your local area.