Your views sought on future of policing in Dales

Police are giving Matlock residents the chance to have their say on policing issues as part of a public consultation.

Representatives from Derbyshire Police Authority and Derbyshire Police will be in Hall Leys Park, in Matlock, on Friday, May 4.

The event will take place between 10am and 2pm with an aim of collecting local views about policing in the area and discuss issues such as the forthcoming introduction of police and crime commissioners.

It will be the first in a series of nine dedicated Have Your Say events taking place across Derbyshire taking in every local authority area.

The information collected as a result of the consultation will provide both the authority and the incoming police and crime commissioner with up to date feedback from the diverse communities throughout the county.

It will also be made available to those developing the new police and crime plan for future years.

Carole Brister, chairman of the authority’s Citizen Focus Committee, said: “We are seeking views on local crime, anti social behaviour and communication which helps us to carry out a health check on policing in different parts of the county.”

“Have Your Say has always been popular with local people, both in person at these events and via the on-line survey which will be available on the Authority’s website.”

The events are supported by Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables as well as Police Authority members, Police Authority staff, police staff and members of partner organisations.

In addition to the survey, community safety information will be available and local officers will be on hand to give advice or discuss matters of concern.