University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is working with police in Norfolk and Suffolk to understand people’s perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area.
The online Community Safety Survey started on Thursday 2 July 2015 and will be a pivotal part of research led by UCS. It asks 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.
More information about the survey can be found on the UCS website:www.ucs.ac.uk/communitysafetysurvey
The anonymous online survey can be completed by visiting:http://ow.ly/TKy8t