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By Lisa Barbour
Annan and Eskdale
Survey seeks police views

A SURVEY about local policing across Dumfries and Galloway has been launched online.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) is seeking the views and experiences of members of the public, elected representatives and other interested parties as part of a wider research project.
They are undertaking an inspection of local policing in the region as part of a rolling programme of independent inspections, which aim to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.
Assistant Inspector of Constabulary Andy Cowie, who is leading the inspection, said: “We are keen to hear from members of the public living or working in Dumfries and Galloway and to facilitate this we have set up an online survey.
“We want to hear people’s views and experiences of policing in the local area, including what is working well and what could be improved.”
He added: “The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete and contains a number of questions which we hope will help people provide us with relevant information.
“The information we receive will be used to inform our inspection which will be carried out during January and February next year.”
Responses to the online survey, which must be completed by December 18, are anonymous so HMICS are unable to provide individual feedback.
It is available now at

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