Your Police 2020-2021’ survey – Argyll and West Dunbartonshire

Police Chief Superintendent John Paterson, the person in charge of policing in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire. Pictures by Bill Heaney and Rodger Scullion

By Democrat reporter

People living in Argyll, which now includes Cardross, Helensburgh and the Rosneath Peninsula, and West Dunbartonshire are being urged to make their views known about policing in their area.

Police Scotland launched a survey earlier this year – Your Police 2020-2021 – which asks communities across the country to tell us their opinions about the policing response to coronavirus within their Division. It also includes questions on public confidence in the police and perception of crime in local areas.

The survey is the largest of its kind in the UK to involve the public in a conversation about policing and coronavirus. Tens of thousands of responses have been received so far which are reviewed on a weekly basis, helping us to respond to emerging issues and shape our approaches to policing in local areas.

Argyll and West Dunbartonshire divisional commander, Chief Superintendent John Paterson said: “The survey is open throughout the year to help us identify and understand people’s opinions of their local police service, as well as any concerns about safety and well-being in their area.

“During these challenging times and beyond, I would strongly urge people to take the time now to give us your views and opinions as your feedback will ensure that our approaches to policing are relevant and supporting the communities we serve.

“We have maintained a strong level of public confidence in Scottish policing over the past few months and we value the strong relationships we have with our communities. The survey takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete and your participation can play a crucial role in shaping our services for Argyll and West Dunbartonshire and beyond.”

You can complete the survey over the phone by calling 07717 150 296 and leaving a message. A member of the survey team will then call you back.

You can also complete it online at consult.scotland.police.uk/surveys/your-police-2020-2021/

A British Sign Language version is also available at: consult.scotland.police.uk/surveys/your-police-bsl/

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