PCC urges county’s rural residents to have their say in national survey
RESIDENTS living in rural parts of the county are being urged to take part in the largest ever survey into crime and anti-social behaviour by Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
Launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), the survey is calling for people who work or live in rural areas to have their say on policing in their community and the impact crime and anti-social behaviour has on them and their neighbours. The results of the survey will then be used to help shape future crime prevention and rural policing.
Those taking part do not have to have been a victim of crime, but they may still have a valuable view to share on how police work, the visibility and response of officers and issues affecting them.
Nick Alston, PCC for Essex, said: “I welcome the opportunity to be able to fully assess the full scale of crime and its impact in rural areas.
“This information will be used across the country, including Essex, to ensure that policing really is delivering what it should be in these hard to reach rural communities.
“I would urge people living and working in rural parts of Essex to have their say and complete this survey.”
The NRCN survey is open until Wednesday June 24. To complete it visit www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey?member=Essex