Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye has launched a public survey for residents across the county to have their say on getting in touch with the police online.
Launching today (Thursday), the survey gives residents an opportunity to offer feedback on their views and experiences with Bedfordshire Police’s online reporting services.
Over the last year, Bedfordshire Police’s online reporting tool has seen more than 24,000 visitors on average each month – with last month attracting 31,452 hits.
Mr Akinbusoye said: “My role as Police and Crime Commissioner is to be the ‘voice of the public’ in policing. This means understanding the needs of the community and ensuring a real and tangible response to these issues.
“Part of this aim, and in line with my Police and Crime plan, is public consultation. I am keen to hear the community’s experiences with the force’s online reporting tools and whether it provides the level of service the public expect.
“I would encourage the public to get involved and help shape how we move forward with our innovations to policing.”
The survey is available here: https://forms.office.com/e/aKSr58BrJM and closes on May 26.
A report analysing the data in the survey will be published in due course.