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What does your Police and Crime Commissioner do?

As your Police and Crime Commissioner I control Cheshire Police’s £242 million budget. I set the Policing element of your Council Tax, and through my Police and Crime Plan I set out local policing priorities for the Chief Constable to deliver – to make sure your community is safe.
 
That's why it's so important for you to know what I do. This is a big role - And you should have a say.
 
Fill in this survey and have your say about how you use your police service, crime in your area and what you’d like to see me do to make your community safer.

Over 40% of Cheshire Police’s £242 million budget is made up through the Policing element of your Council Tax. And I want to be honest with you: To keep the Police at a standstill, we estimate that a small precept rise will be necessary.
 
But if – like me – you want to see more Police Officers on the street, more Call Operators and faster pick up times when you contact 101, and more Intelligence Analysts helping track down hardened criminals, then an increase above standstill will be necessary too.
 
Every extra 5p per week paid through Council Tax above standstill means an extra £1 million for your Police Service.

This is what extra money could be used for locally.
  • 5p per week: 18 Officers, or 22 Intelligence Analysts, or 25 Call Operators
  • 10p per week: 36 Officers, or 44 Intelligence Analysts, or 50 Call Operators
  • 15p per week: 54 Officers, or 66 Intelligence Analysts, or 75 Call Operators
  • 20p per week: 73 Officers, or 89 Intelligence Analysts, or 100 Call Operators
These are big decisions - And I want you to have your say.

The decisions I make over the next two and a half years will have a big impact on policing in communities across Cheshire. That’s why I need your help to identify what matters to you. Please fill in the survey and tell me what matters to you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

John Dwyer
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire
Your Experience

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* 1. Have you contacted Cheshire Police in the last year?

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* 2. If yes, how did you contact the police? (Tick all that apply)

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* 3. On a scale of 0-10, how easy did you find it to contact the police?

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* 4. Have you been a victim of crime in the past year?

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* 5. If yes, were you satisfied with how the police dealt with your case?

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* 6. As Commissioner, it’s my job to commission victim support services. Have you ever used any non-police victim support service, even if you didn’t report the crime?

Your Community

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* 7. On a scale of 0-10, how would you rate the presence of police vehicles and foot patrols in your community?

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* 8. On a scale of 0-10, how safe do you feel in your community?

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* 9. What types of incidents have you witnessed in your community? (Tick all that apply)

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* 10. What type of incident affects your community the most? (Tick one)

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* 11. What measures would make you feel safer in your community? (Tick all that apply)

Your Budget

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* 12. I want to be up front with people in Cheshire: To keep the Police at a standstill, we estimate that a small precept rise will be necessary. However, every extra 5p per week paid through Council Tax above this standstill means an extra £1 million for your Police Service. This is what extra money could be used for locally:
  • 5p per week: 18 Officers, or 22 Intelligence Analysts, or 25 Call Operators
  • 10p per week: 36 Officers, or 44 Intelligence Analysts, or 50 Call Operators
  • 15p per week: 54 Officers, or 66 Intelligence Analysts, or 75 Call Operators
  • 20p per week: 73 Officers, or 89 Intelligence Analysts, or 100 Call Operators
What level of increase per week above standstill would you support in order for Cheshire Police to have more resources? (Tick one)

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* 13. What needs the most investment in order for the police to make a difference to your community? (Tick one)

Your Police Service

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* 14. Do you feel that people like you are represented in Cheshire Police?

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* 15. How important is it to you to know the names of your local PCSOs and Officers?

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* 16. Do you feel that the police work effectively with your local council?

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* 17. Overall, do you feel that Cheshire Police does a good job?

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* 18. Do you have any other comments about policing in Cheshire and how the service could improve?

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* 19. Tell us your Postcode so the Commissioner can keep track of key issues in your local area

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