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Commissioner Urges Rural Communities to have their say on Local Policing

Rural Crime Survey

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger is urging rural residents to have their say as the largest ever survey into policing, crime and antisocial behaviour (ASB) in rural areas nears its deadline.

The survey, available to complete at www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey?member=Cleveland, is being run by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) and calls for people to have their say on the impact of crime and ASB on communities, how the police can better serve rural communities and ultimately the future of crime prevention and rural policing.

Open to those living, working or with an interest in rural areas across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the survey, which has already attracted more than 11,000 responses, explores how crime and ASB, as well as the threat of potential crime, affects individuals, both financially and emotionally.

Mr Coppinger said: “Through my ‘Your Force Your Voice’ initiative I have visited communities from all areas of Cleveland, including rural parts, and I understand the distress that can be caused when often isolated victims are targeted.

“Cleveland Police are undertaking a lot of work currently to better understand rural issues and the results of this survey will be a key part of this work.”

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) is supported by 30 Police and Crime Commissioners and police forces across England and Wales. The Network, established in July 2014, includes a wide range of organisations with an interest in community safety and rural affairs such as the National Farmers Union, Historic England, Neighbourhood Watch and Crimestoppers.

The survey will be open until Wednesday 24 June.

To complete the survey relating to Cleveland, visit www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey?member=Cleveland

For more information on the NRCN visit: www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net 

 

Posted on Wednesday 17th June 2015
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