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Consulting the public on policing priorities

16 May 2011

The Home Affairs Committee has launched a national online survey on policing. It has the potential to be the biggest parliamentary consultation of the public to date

The survey is part of a major new committee inquiry into the New Landscape of Policing launched in late April 2011. The committee want to hear from the public which areas of police work are most important to them.

Given the financial constraints that police forces face, the committee would also like to hear which areas of work the public think should be a lower priority for the police.

The survey will run until 17 June 2011.

Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

"Far too often the views of the public are ignored in favour of the 'good and the great'. But it is the public who pay for this service so their views are paramount. This is a one of a kind opportunity for the public to directly influence Parliament.

We want the public to get involved with our inquiry and tell us what the police should be doing and what their top priorities should be. We hope as many people as possible will fill in the survey to help us create a people’s police service."

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