Police Scotland are keen to hear your views on their strategy to transform policing over the next ten years – ‘Policing 2026’. Please read more below and click on the link to share your thoughts.
WHAT IS POLICING 2026?
‘Policing 2026’ is a collaborative and strategic programme, led jointly by the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland, to transform policing in Scotland over the next 10 years”
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Scottish policing has undergone major change and despite the challenges we face our communities have seen consistent and excellent local and specialist operational policing.
However, Scotland’s communities are growing and continuing to diversify. Demands on policing are increasingly focused towards addressing vulnerability and the consequences of inequalities. Policing must evolve and we must continue to design our services around citizen and community needs. We need to focus on ensuring that we have the skills, tools and capacity to address future needs, rather than focusing on the size or structure of our organisation.
HOW WILL WE DO THIS?
Developing our approach in five key areas of activity will drive the transformation:
· Prevention – tackling crime, inequality and critical problems facing communities
· Protection – based on threat, risk and harm
· Communities – focused on localism, diversity and the virtual world
· Knowledge – informing the development of better services
- Innovation – becoming a dynamic, adaptable and sustainable service.
The strategy is now published in draft form to allow the public and stakeholders to offer their views and feedback over a 10 week period before a final strategy is approved and published before the summer.
Have your say – click the link