Residents asked to set police priorities.


Residents living in the heart of Portsmouth are being asked to name their top policing priorities for action by the local Charles Dickens Neighbourhood Policing team. 

Police officers have created an online survey for residents, community groups and local businesses to have their say and asked Cllr Stephen Morgan, Portsmouth Labour Leader, and other local representatives, to help promote the opportunity for residents to have their say across the ward.

Sergeant Richard Holland said:

“As a member of the Charles Dickens community, we are interested in what you have to say in how we police the area.

Whether you have been a victim/witness of crime or not, it is important that we have your views on how we can best meet the needs of everyone within the community”.

The brief survey has been designed for the sole purpose of identifying issues within the neighbourhood for action by the neighbourhood team made up of police officers and community safety officers.

Cllr Stephen Morgan said:

“Local people are telling me that crime and safety is one of their top local concerns at the moment. It’s therefore my priority to make sure our streets are safer. I will be working closely with the police to ensure local people see action in our communities.

Spending a few minutes answering the survey will allow the neighbourhood team to gather the information they need to provide a better service and set policing priorities that matter to local people. Please have your say”. 

If you live in the Charles Dickens ward then please go to the link below to complete the survey:

For residents without access to the internet, you can pop into the Portsmouth Central Police station where you can complete a hard copy there.