Croiw Opinion: Public perception
FOR years there have been discussions over the perception of policing in Royston. We know that we have in place quite a rapid response to any major incident taking place, and there has been an increase in community policing. Police are here and patrolling
FOR years there have been discussions over the perception of policing in Royston.
We know that we have in place quite a rapid response to any major incident taking place, and there has been an increase in community policing.
Police are here and patrolling the area - although they may not be seen all the while, and in the eyes of the public there is still the fear of crime.
This, indeed, has been a perception in police survey exercises in recent years and one which the chief constable and his officers have been attempting to change.
You may also want to watch:
But the threat of changes to the opening times of Royston police station is seen as a threat to regular policing.
Again, it is public perception.
- 1 Ofcom investigation into problem key fobs at Tesco Royston concludes
- 2 Fire-hit parish church secures vital cash boost
- 3 Pupils to return to school as lockdown restrictions ease
- 4 Pupils become journalists for class topic
- 5 North Hertfordshire's inspirational volunteers recognised in awards
- 6 Grandmother who got on a motorcycle aged 105 passes away
- 7 Nearly a million trees planted alongside A14 die and need replacing
- 8 COVID deaths fall by 50% in Herts hospitals
- 9 Publish and be damned: 'farmgate' report goes to the vote
- 10 Man to face court after admitting to £15,000 cigarette stealing spree
Herts police has to explain that the proposed changes are more about administration than police on the street.
It has to explain that although it is considering changes, the actual policing of the area will not, we hope, fundamentally change.
If people know police are on duty and protecting the public, then there may be a change in today's perception.