Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has launched her annual survey.
The survey, which has been launched today (Wednesday 9 September), can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FM8MJWS. The public will have a month to share their views, with the closing date for submissions being Friday 9 October. Following the survey, all the data will be collated and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will publish a report on its website.
“I have continuously given a voice to the public during my time as Police and Crime Commissioner and my annual survey is one of the core mechanisms I use to do this. Throughout the pandemic, it has been important to me that your voice has not been lost. I have been speaking with and virtually meeting as many people as possible through remote events with the public, our partners, councillors and the Police and Crime Panel.
“In previous surveys we were lower in responses from young people and so I have set up the Bedfordshire Youth Council on Instagram to allow the young people of Bedfordshire to have their voice heard. I have been having conversations with people from all over the county to understand what matters to them and the relationship they have with the police. Your experiences, thoughts and ideas are the foundation for us in understanding how best to deliver the services of Bedfordshire Police,” said Commissioner Holloway.
The survey includes questions asking for residents’ views on the crimes types they are most affected by and the services they have had access to over the past year, such as Signpost (www.signpostforbedfordshire.com), which launched in 2018 to provide support for victims across Bedfordshire regardless of whether they have reported a crime or not.
The survey is being sent out to residents across the county and will be accessible via the Commissioner’s website (www.bedfordshire.pcc.police.uk/).
“May I take this opportunity to thank those of you who will take the time to complete the survey. It will allow us to better understand your views and experiences which will ultimately help others in our communities,” added the PCC.