West Midlands Police has published the results of a recent policing priorities survey.
Over two thousand people responded to the policing priorities survey, which ran throughout October. The survey set out to identify the three main issues that most concerned the public in their area and what they want the police to deal with to make their neighbourhoods safer.
The results show the top three concerns are burglary, drugs and inconsiderate parking.
West Midlands Police and the crime boards will use the results to produce a series of priorities that local police will concentrate on over the next 12 months.
Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones, said: “It is really important to us that we get as many views and experiences directly from the public as possible as this is what influences our plans as we move forward. The survey is part of an ongoing programme of consultation which gives us highly valuable feedback which is very honest and direct. This includes local police meetings where the public work with officers to set their neighbourhood priorities. Only by listening to the public can the Local Police and Crime Boards really respond to the community’s concerns. We want to make sure that the local boards hear and respond to as much of that information as possible.”
The resulting local policing plans will be publicised shortly. Please visit your local police website for the results of the survey here