A POLICE inspector wants to hear the issues affecting the people of Uttoxeter as he prepares to visit the town as part of a major effort to find out more.
East Staffordshire’s Local Policing Team’s (LPT) Inspector Rob Neeson will be out and about over the coming weeks to meet local people and find out about the issues residents want them to deal with.
The ‘Your Service, Your Voice’ campaign is running as part of the Staffordshire Police’s policing plan objective of dealing with what matters to local communities.
It will give local residents and businesses the chance to meet Local Policing Teams face-to-face, to voice issues and discuss any crime or safety concerns they may have about their neighbourhoods.
Inspector Neeson will be joined by his policing team at Tesco, in Dovefields Retail Park, Uttoxeter, from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday.
The inspector said: “I want to make sure that the service we provide is based on the needs of the communities we serve. We are accountable to the public and we are committed to being open and transparent in how we serve our communities.
“One of the ways to do this is to be visible and accessible. Understanding the issues that people tell us matter the most to them, and taking action to resolve those issues, has to be a priority.
“Crime and anti-social behaviour in Staffordshire continues to reduce.
“And it’s a tribute to the hard work and commitment of police officers, staff, Special Constables and other volunteers that victims in Staffordshire have the highest satisfaction levels with the service they receive than any other place in the country.
“I’m determined that we continue this good work and I want East Staffordshire’s Local Policing Team to provide an outstanding service to the communities we serve.”
The scheme was the brainchild of Chief Constable Mike Cunningham. He said: “I have a duty as Staffordshire’s chief constable to make sure that the service we provide is based on the needs of the communities we serve.
“Please look out for your local policing team commander who’ll be coming to a venue near you.”