Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has launched his annual survey inviting residents to have a say on issues relating to the county’s policing.
Marc Jones is urging as many people as possible to contribute to give their vies on issues such as how the policing element of the council tax is spent and to help shape policing and community safety priorities.

In launching he survey, Mr Jones said: “I take very seriously my responsibility to ensure that your views help shape the future of policing and keeping our communities safe.

“This survey is vitally important and the results will have an impact on every local resident, business and visitor to Lincolnshire for years to come. I will use the information shared through this process to guide me in setting the policing element of council tax precept for 2020/21 and to assist with the prioritisation of police funding and potential new initiatives to further add to our community safety. “

Last year almost 3,500 people participated in the annual survey and the findings have helped shape a number of new initiatives, including:
  • The launch of the Community Speed Watch (CSW) Scheme – with parish volunteers being mobilized to identify speeding drivers. To date CSW have sent 5,000 letters of advice to drivers and fewer than 30 have required a visit from officers.
  • New pursuit vehicles –  improved vehicles for the roads/firearms units who get tasked on a daily basis with some of  the most challenging incidents in policing.
  • Command and control – the most up-to-date command and control system in the UK will be deployed in Lincolnshire. This will not only transform communications between the public and the police force (vastly improving speed of communications and providing a greater number of contact options) but also the way in which units are deployed.
  • The introduction of a new neighbourhood policing model – the neighbourhood policing model uses modern mobile technology to support local officers and PCSOs to be out in the community for longer; right where they want to be and right where you, the public, want them to be. These improved systems will enable a better focus on protecting the vulnerable, monitoring potential risks and gathering intelligence whilst tackling and preventing crime.
  • Investment in the latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems has enabled officers to trace and arrest offenders, as well as ensuring that drivers without a licence or insurance can be quickly apprehended and taken off our roads – providing a vital tool in improving road safety.
Mr Jones added: “I hope you will take a few minutes to complete this survey and help me ensure we get the excellent policing we all deserve, and you expect. It should take about the same time to complete as it would to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and has the potential to make Lincolnshire a safer place for us all. So thank you for taking the time to add your views and please share the survey with friends, family and work colleagues so that we can get the greatest possible involvement from residents.