University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is working with police in Suffolk and Norfolk to understand the public's perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area.
The online Suffolk and Norfolk Community Safety Survey will be a pivotal part of research led by UCS. It will ask the public about their opinions on crime and anti-social behaviour, whether they have witnessed this in their local area and their experiences of encounters with the police.
The results will feed into change programmes currently underway in both counties to identify where cost savings can be made in light of government cuts to policing budgets. It is part of an approach called Evidence Based Policing (EBP) that is being adopted by both police forces as a way of identifying the best way to deliver policing to suit the needs of today's communities.
This research is part of ‘the Better Policing Collaborative', a multi university project which is being led by the University of Nottingham. There are seven projects running over three years; UCS will be looking into two of these, the first of which focusses on community safety, followed by the introduction of Masters and short courses in Evidence Based Policing.
To access Suffolk Police Website www.suffolk.police.uk
Police in Babergh have joined social networking site Twitter - and will be issuing regular updates about news, events, arrests and what's happening in your neighbourhood. The local Police teams can be followed @BaberghPolice.
It is important to remember that Twitter is not the place to report a crime or raise issues you want to discuss in confidence. For non-emergency matters or to speak with an officer from your local Safer Neighbourhood Team please use the 101 number. In emergencies always dial 999.
Further information can be found on the Constabulary's website including details of the local teams www.suffolk.police.uk
Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident. http://www.suffolk.police.uk/safetyadvice/reportacrime/tellthepolice.aspx
DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.
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