West Yorkshire Police launch Neighbourhood Policing Teams survey (19 Dec 2017)

West Yorkshire Police is launching an online survey to help shape the way it engages with the communities it serves.

Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) are integral to policing the communities across West Yorkshire and engagement is a key strand to its effective delivery.

West Yorkshire Police is urging people to take part in the survey which will help identify how people prefer to contact and engage with local policing teams in the future.

Over the past couple of years, officers have been assisted by investment into new technology such as hand-held devices. This ensures officers can spend more time away from police stations and remain on the streets tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. NPT teams are more accessible than ever via social media channels, through the WYP website, email or by telephone.

A short animated video is now available on YouTube to explain the survey and highlight how the public can take part. Please find a link to the survey here: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/NPTsurvey.

Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson, said: "Our Neighbourhood Policing Teams are at the heart of everything we do in West Yorkshire Police.

"Reducing crime and protecting the vulnerable are key priorities for West Yorkshire Police and we aim to develop further the way which we engage with our communities.

"We are very keen to hear from the public about how we can work with them to keep our communities safer and feeling safer."

Superintendent Damien Miller, said: "West Yorkshire Police is committed to representing everyone who lives, works and visits the county, to listen and be alert to what matters to our communities.

"Community engagement is key to Neighbourhood Policing, delivered through locally based officers, who will be able to identify issues and deal with them at an earlier stage.

"We want to continue to build positive working relationships with residents, community groups and partners and want to provide the best service to our communities."

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "Neighbourhood Policing Teams are the bedrock of the way we police our communities here in West Yorkshire and the way in which these teams communicate and engage with the people we all serve is really important for building confidence and making sure communities are safe.

"I would urge everyone to take part in this survey which is specifically about engagement with Neighbourhood Policing Teams and builds on the survey I sent earlier this year about contact with the police as a service.

"It is crucial we get feedback from our communities, to listen, to understand, and to work better together to make sure West Yorkshire is safe and feels safe."

The survey can be completed here and closes on Friday 19th January 2018.

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