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Published: 02 October 2023

Letham - March 2023 – Community Confidence Engagement Results

Category: Reports

Report Summary

This report outlines the key themes from the SPA and Police Scotland’s engagements in Letham which aimed to gain insights into views on the findings of the community confidence survey and how policing could be enhanced to inform the second phase of the Community Confidence Action Research Project work in Letham.

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On February 3rd 2023, the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland held an engagement session with representatives from the community of Letham, Perth as part of the Community Confidence Action Research Project. There were approximately 30 attendees for the day, including council officers, locally elected members, community group leaders and members of the public. The day focused on the findings of a recent survey conducted in Letham and sought to gain insights on how people felt policing in Letham could be enhanced via table and room discussions of the following questions:

Do you recognise Letham in these findings and in what ways?

Is there anything you feel is missing or would want to add?

What do you think could enhance confidence in policing in Letham?

This was followed up with direct engagement with community groups in the area and their members asking what they felt impacted confidence in policing and how they felt it could be enhanced.

This paper summarises the key themes from these engagements and the ideas people had for enhancing confidence in policing. Notes taken by facilitators at each discussion table were collated, along with notes from the engagement with the community groups, to identify ideas expressed by people that could enhance confidence in policing in the area. This led to the identification of five key areas which are detailed in this paper (Communication and Engagement, Education, Partnerships, Training and Uniform).

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