People set to have say on police issues

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RESIDENTS in the Wetherby district will soon be able to have their say on the a number of issues including what is best way to contact the police.

West Yorkshire Police have now launched a month-long consultation to establish how the county’s residents prefer to communicate with local officers.

The Force is seeking the views of residents about the way people will be able to report incidents and receive information in the future.

Residents’ views will include how they access services via a number of meetings, the 999 and 101 telephone numbers, email, text 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: “It is vital that we offer a first-class service that continues to meet the changing demands of our 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.

“We want to obtain the views of as many people as possible, to shape our service to meet the needs of local communities.”

To take part in the survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/public_contact