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9 out of 10 people who completed the latest perceptions survey, ran by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, support the work West Mercia Police is doing in their community.

In Herefordshire, confidence in the police has continued to remain high with 79% of residents and victims of crime surveyed confident they would receive a good service from West Mercia Police.

88% of respondents from Herefordshire do not think crime and anti-social behaviour are problems in their local area. The PCC is working closely with West Mercia Police and partners to prevent crime and ASB by funding projects that make a real difference like upgrading existing and installing new CCTV cameras. 

Other key findings from the Herefordshire survey include:

  • 71% believe West Mercia Police understands the issues in Herefordshire.
  • 88% of people are confident they could access the police in an emergency.
  • A majority (58%) of those surveyed feel the police are doing either an excellent or good job.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I welcome the overwhelming support for West Mercia Police, it’s important that communities in Herefordshire back the force to deliver on their priorities.

“As your voice in policing, I will continue to support your police force with the resources and tools it needs to make a real difference in your community.

“I am fully committed to ensuring you are safe and feel safe so it’s brilliant to see a majority of Herefordshire respondents feel crime and anti-social behaviour are not problems in their area. However, I am acutely aware that this isn’t job done but a solid foundation on which to build further.”