Whilst people are happy to see force-wide information on things such as budgets, they want other information about policing to be local to their area or neighbourhood. This is what a report to North Yorkshire Police Authority will highlight next week when members of the Authority meet to consider community confidence in the Police.
Consultation carried out by the Police Authority has shown that for people to be assured that the police are performing they local information and data that is relevant to them. They want to know about local Safer Neighbourhood officer numbers, local hotspots, priorities, crime figures and details of actions taken.
Jane Kenyon, Chair of the North Yorkshire Police Authority said, " the police and crime issues are regularly reported in the national and regional media but what is clear is that whilst this may be interesting, the public will only be assured about the performance of the police when they know what is happening in their neighbourhood.
"We have already made great strides in providing information about local policing. For example, details of Safer Neighbourhood Teams, local priorities and how to get in touch are on the website (www.northyorkshire.police.uk) but this shows that we must do more. In particular we will be looking at all of our performance reporting to ensure that where possible figures are available on local areas and are supplied to local criminal justice agencies.
"An example of this is the Policing Pledge that sets out 10 delivery 'promises' about things that really matter to the public, things like answering calls, attending incidents, meeting local communities. It is this sort of thing that needs to be relevant to local communities and we will be working with the Force to make sure that performance data is both force-wide and local."