The Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association (DaCCWA) represents all of the Watch Schemes across the Devon and Cornwall police area.
We work very closely with the police service, the Police and Crime Commissioner and a variety of other partners to promote activity that reduces crime, keeps people safer and healthier in their own homes and businesses.
You will be aware of national debate about the impact of financial restrictions upon the police service and, most recently, news coverage of the potential “threat” to neighbourhood policing as a concept.
Devon and Cornwall is a predominantly rural area and, thus, I wanted to bring to your attention a national survey on Rural Policing that is being conducted by the National Rural Crime Network (NCRN).
This survey can be accessed via the link below.
Please may I encourage you to complete this survey and tell those charged with feeding back its results to government and the police service what you feel about the policing in our rural communities.
We believe that the police service deserves the support necessary to engage effectively with its local communities, problem solve to prevent issues escalating and keep those most vulnerable as safe as possible. Completing the survey will enable us to identify what you think is important and have as strong a voice as is possible to pressure for it to happen.
Thanks for your time.
Julie Dowton (Chair of DaCCWA) “