Portobello Community Council

Policing 2026 – take part in the conversation

Posted on: April 4th, 2017

Policing 2026 – take part in the conversation

The ‘Policing 2026′ strategy outlines how Police Scotland aim to address new and changing policing demands and work more effectively with partners and the public to deliver better outcomes for individuals and communities. 

Police Scotland want you to have your say in shaping policing in the coming decade and build a policing service that meets the ambition of police reform and improves safety and wellbeing of communities across Scotland.

Visit Policing 2026 consultation to have your say before the consultation closes on 8th May 2017.

Police Scotland want people, communities and our workforce to have their voices heard and is encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in the conversation.

Please promote the consultation to allow as many as possible to take part

-          add an article to the news section of your intranet or newsletter,

-          circulate on your social media platforms using #Policing2026 or

-          forward the link to the consultation to your staff or service user email contacts.

Demands on policing are increasingly focused towards addressing vulnerability and the consequences of inequalities. Scotland’s communities continue to diversify and grow, and the needs of people in society are changing. We expect people will live longer and the average age of the population will rise. Mental health issues will be more common, as will isolation through living alone particularly for elderly women and young men. Policing must evolve and we must continue to design our services around citizen and community needs with a focus on prevention and protection in the public, private and virtual space.

The strategy is currently in draft form.  We are seeking your views and input to help inform and shape the final strategy prior to publication before the summer.

Read the draft strategy here Policing 2026 Strategy

Alternatively you can respond in writing to:

Policing 2026 Consultation
Clyde Gateway, 2 French Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow, G40 4EH

Thank you for taking part and helping to shape the future of policing in Scotland.