Staying in touch with our communities is really important to us, so that we can understand what issues you are concerned about, and so that you know what work we are undertaking on your behalf.
That's why we've refreshed our Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) newsletters to make them more accessible to our communities with a new digital format that can be viewed on laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets. They can also be printed for those who don’t have online access, or so that they can be shared in community spaces.
The newsletters, published for the first time today across all areas, are also a chance to share details on some of the incidents we have been dealing with, and good results from your area, in case you missed it the first time round.
They are also now quarterly so they fit in with how our Neighbourhood Policing Teams set their priorities. This means we can tell our communities what we’re focusing on their areas, as well as give them a chance to have a say at the next priority-setting meetings. These priorities are set based on feedback from our communities, as well as our own understanding of the issues affecting local neighbourhoods.
You might not have personally seen an issue with some of the areas we're tackling, and may wonder why we've put our focus there, and it's a good question to ask; it's because we know there are issues or areas that need our attention, either due to the number of offences, emerging trends, or other intelligence.
The next edition will be out in January, and then every three months after that.
Please share the link with anyone you think might be interested.