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81% of people have confidence in West Mercia Police. The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes the latest results of a survey of public perceptions, which show confidence in the force remains high.

Other findings include:

• 93% of people say the police have their support.
• 87% say they trust the police.
• 87% are confident they could access the police in an emergency and 65% are confident they could contact the police in a non-emergency.
• 76% felt crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) was not an issue or not too much of an issue in their area.
• 64% felt the police were doing a good or excellent job.
• 68% feel the police understand issues in their community.
• 54% are satisfied with the levels of policing and 75% felt there had been no change in the levels of policing over the last year.
• 21% of people see an officer at least once a week.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “The overwhelming majority of people have confidence in West Mercia Police, they can consistently trust them and rely on them when they need them.

There is still however a way to go, I want everyone in our communities to not only be safe but to feel safe. Visibility is an area of focus that I know matters greatly to our communities. Connecting communities was the focus recent formal to account meeting and I am reassured that improvements are being made. This is driven with a set of commitments laid out in the Community Charter plus a recruitment drive to bring policing levels to the highest seen in a long time.”

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Jones said: “It is vitally important our communities have confidence in us so that we can deliver a quality policing service which keeps people safe. It is encouraging the majority of people do have confidence in West Mercia Police, however, we know there is more to do and we will continue to deliver our commitments set out in our Local Policing Community Charter to build trust and confidence even more.”

To view the results in full click here.