Wednesday 4th July
In April 2022, Police Scotland refreshed its local policing survey to gather views from Scotland’s diverse communities. Your Police 2022-2023 remained open throughout the year and helped us understand people’s opinions of policing in their local area, as well as tell us about any concerns regarding their area which was affecting their safety or wellbeing.
Your feedback via the survey has helped us ensure that our policing services in your community were high quality by supporting the communities we serve.
In total, we received 16,953 responses over 12 months, including over 50,000 free-text responses. There were 1,011 responses received in March 2023 alone – highlighting the continued dedication of local policing divisions in listening to the communities they serve.
The average public confidence level for the period April 2022 – March 2023 was 38%. This includes people who either ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that they have confidence in local police. Confidence levels among organisations who responded to Your Police (300 organisations) averaged 52%.
We learned that things which effect public confidence include police visibility and accessibility, community engagement and the values and behaviours of our officers and staff. We also know that events taking place in local areas that attracted a large police presence had an impact on public confidence.
‘Your Police’ continues to be the largest of its kind in the UK to involve the public in a conversation about policing and their local community. Responses have been reviewed regularly by senior police officers and have helped us act quickly in relation to emerging issues; helping shape our approaches to operational policing across Scotland.
We have compared our data with other national public surveys to ensure that Your Police continues to provide robust insights to support effective and high quality policing in communities throughout Scotland.
We are grateful to all who participated in Your Police during 2022-23. Our Research and Insight team continue to review every response in detail and provide detailed reporting to senior management and the Scottish Police Authority (which is the body that helps ensure an effective and high-quality service).
Responses to Your Police will continue to feed into decision-making structures within Police Scotland on a regular basis. Police Scotland’s ‘Public Confidence Governance Board’ will build on the actions taken from the survey and continue to shape our approaches to improving public contact and engagement.
We are enhancing our local and national approaches to community engagement, and involving more people in more decisions about their police service in new ways.
A 41 year old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for theft of a pedal bike from Mill Street, Perth on Wednesday 28th June.
A 65 year old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for possession of an offensive weapon in Dunkeld Road, Perth on Friday 30th June.
An 18 year old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for Dangerous Driving due to driving in the wrong direction on the A9 near Findo Gask.
A 45 year old man was arrested for possession of a knife in Bayview Road, Invergowrie on Saturday 1st July.
During the last week 3 drivers have been found to be without insurance, 3 had no licence and 1 had no MOT.
Between 9pm and 10pm, Wednesday 28th June, a black and green childs Flant Mountain Bike was stolen from outside Odesi Fusion, County Place, Perth. (CR/122979/23)
Between 8pm, Thursday 29th June and 9am, Saturday 1st July, an attempt was made to break in to Ceri M Creations, South Street, Perth. (CR/124558/23)
Between 5pm, Friday 30th June and 8pm, Sunday 2nd July, the athletics stand at Perth Grammar School was broken in to. (CR/123374/23)
Between 5:30pm and 6pm, Wednesday 28th June, a motion detecting camera and about £500 cash were stolen during a sneak in theft to a property in Goshen Terrace, Scone. (CR/123328/23)
Between 7am and 8pm, Friday 30th June and iPhone 14, a Samsung phone, a laptop and a number of bottles of whiskey were stolen from a property in High Street, Crieff. (CR/122623/23)
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Local Area Commander
Perth and Kinross
FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERNET LINKS
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PI Paul Haigh
PERTH CITY SOUTH
PI Kristopher McCall
PI Ashley Wallace
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PI Lesley McDonald
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