South Wales Police Authority

Public Satisfied with the Police - 23 March

23 March 2012

Public Satisfied with the Police

Two thirds of people think South Wales Police is providing the right level of policing, according to the results of a new survey from South Wales Police Authority.
The survey also found that of the 708 people questioned, 74% think the police listen to communities needs and concerns.
Chair of the Police Authority, Councillor Russell Roberts, said: “Finding out the views of the public is very important to us.  These results show that communities are happy with the level of policing from South Wales Police, which is good news, particularly in these difficult financial times.”
Other results showed that 65% of respondents were happy with the way the police investigate crime, and the response to enquiries.  However, less than half of respondents were happy with the follow up service and feedback provided by the police.
Councillor Roberts said: “Providing timely feedback to victims and witnesses is important for the police.  We admit this hasn’t always been done as well as it can be, and this shows in the response from the public.  However, we now have more ways of providing the information, and are always looking to improve this.”
The full results of the survey can be found here.
If you would like to be part of the consultation panel, and receive the next survey directly, please contact South Wales Police Authority on 01656 869366, or by email at
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