One of a series of public consultations by Derbyshire Police took place in Chesterfield town centre on Monday 16th August.
Local Safer Neighbourhood officers and staff from member organisations were at at the Market Place between 9am and 4pm talking to the public. It was part of the "Have your say" initiative which has encouraged local residents to air their views on the police service for the last eight years.
Nineteen events will be held this time round, all across the county and will focus on neighbourhood policing and public confidence in the service.
Police say it's a worthwhile exercise - last year, 2,623 people were questioned at 17 events across the county, during which 2,157 people (88 per cent) were 'very confident' or 'fairly confident' in Derbyshire police as a whole.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said, " 'The Have Your Say' consultation series is key to both the health of the force and the quality of the service we provide to the public. It is important that we are aware of the views of our communities so we can tailor policing to meet their needs."
Chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, Janet Birkin said, "Derbyshire Police Authority has made citizen focus the cornerstone of our public consultation. Exercises such as the excellent "Have Your Say" initiative play a vital role in giving local people a voice. The public can be assured their views will be taken into account. "
The full list of venues are:
- Monday 16 August, 9am to 4pm:
Chesterfield - Market Place
- Friday 27 August, 1pm to 7pm:
Long Eaton - Tesco
- Wednesday 1 September, 9am to 4pm:
Derby - Bus Station
- Tuesday 7 September, 9am to 4pm:
Bolsover - Market Place
- Friday 17 September, 9am to 3.30pm:
Ripley - Market Place
- Saturday 25 September, 10am to 7pm:
Matlock - Sainsburys, Cawdor Way
- Thursday 30 September, 10am to 4pm:
Derby - University, Kedleston Road
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