Have your say on policing plan

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Local people are reminded to ensure they have their say on the Angus Local Policing Plan before consultation closes on Sunday.

It sets out the local policing priorities and objectives for Angus for 2013/14 and is a statutory requirement of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

It is produced as part of a planning process which takes account of the Scottish Government’s over-arching vision for public services, the Strategic Police Priorities set by Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Police Authority’s Strategic Policing Plan and the Chief Constable of Scotland’s Annual Policing Plan.

Convener of the Angus Council police and fire and rescue sub-committee, Councillor Paul Valentine, said: “I encourage members of the public to make comments and suggestions to us.

“Angus continues to be one of the safest places to live, work in and visit in Scotland. As the new police service is formed, Angus Council will work in partnership with Police Scotland to maintain our high quality of life in Angus and to keep people in Angus safe.

“This interim one-year Local Policing Plan sets out clear priorities and agreed objectives for the police in Angus. Angus Council shares the objectives set out in this plan, and particularly welcomes the focus on issues such as public protection and anti-social behaviour in our communities.

“We fully endorse the police’s commitment to crime prevention, early intervention and partnership working.”

He went on: “I firmly believe that going forward the new scrutiny arrangements will provide even greater opportunities to shape local priorities, to scrutinise police performance at a local level and to hold the police accountable for the service they deliver.

“As a council, we will play our part and work with the police to deliver a community model of policing which align the style and focus of policing in Angus to the needs of the people of Angus.”

The consultation is open until December 1, 2013.