PEOPLE are being asked to give their views on how they would like to communicate with their local police officers.
West Yorkshire Police has launched the month-long consultation and is seeking the views of residents to inform decisions regarding the way people will be able to report incidents and receive information in the future.
Residents’ views will include how they access services via public enquiry counters, Partners and Community Together ((PACT) meetings, by dialling 999 and 101 numbers, email, textphone and typetalk, along with other growing forms of social media.
The results will be crucial to ensuring West Yorkshire Police continues to offer the best possible service to the public in spite of ongoing financial pressures.
Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd, who is leading the consultation, said: “We want to obtain the views of as many people as possible to shape our service to meet the needs of local communities.”
It is also extremely important, especially in the current financial climate, that we are able to demonstrate value for money by investing in services that meet demand most efficiently.”
Chair of the Police Authority, Coun Mark Burns-Williamson, said: “I would encourage as many people as possible to participate in the consultation.”