Public consultation for Susan Dungworth’s Police and Crime Plan launched

NEWLY elected Police and Crime Commissioner Susan Dungworth is urging the public to have their say to help shape her new Police and Crime Plan for the Northumbria Police force area.

Police and crime commissioners are elected to represent the public on policing matters and hold their local force to account, so Susan is urging residents to have their say. She is calling for people to share their thoughts, feelings, and priorities as part of a major new survey to help inform a new strategic document.

The Plan will steer the Commissioner’s work alongside Northumbria Police for the next four years, helping to deliver safer streets and stronger communities for everyone.

From the local issues impacting on you and your neighbourhood to the bigger issues that matter across the Northumbria force area, the Commissioner is encouraging people to give their feedback by completing the survey which is live from now until Saturday 31st August.

The short survey can be completed online with other formats available on request. Feedback is being gathered on three key themes: fighting crime, preventing crime and building better systems and improving experiences.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Susan Dungworth, said: “I want to be doing everything I can to make our streets safer and our communities stronger. To achieve this, I need to reach as many people as possible and to listen. Everyone should feel safe in their own homes and places of work, on their local streets and public transport and in their communities. So, I really want to encourage people to take just a couple of minutes to complete my short survey.

“It’s my job to give you a voice on all things police and crime related and this is your plan, and it must meet the needs of you, your family and your local community. With your valuable input, I can make sure that resource, investment, training and awareness is all focused on tackling the issues that matter most to you.

“Overall, our region is a safe place to live and work, but it has its challenges. From anti-social behaviour to violence against women and girls, there remain areas in which we need to see continued progress and there are new challenges we must take on. That’s why this consultation is so important – the results will set our policing priorities for the next four years and I really look forward to hearing everything everyone has to say and responding with action. I was elected on the promise of being a Commissioner who listens and this is just the start of our conversation around building safer streets and stronger communities.”

The survey can be completed HERE.