There are five stages of community engagement associated with
We identify the communities and groups within the communities,
where to find them and how to contact them. We ensure hard to reach
groups and emerging communities are shown as well as areas of
significance to the neighbourhood.
From the groups identified from the neighbourhood profile, we
identify individuals from the community who can represent that
group and pass messages between them and the police.
Having identified the different groups and communities, we
decide on the best methods to engage with them to identify their
Neighbourhood Action Panels, sometimes called
s, are regular
meetings with members of the community where the issues raised by
the community are discussed and prioritised.
The aim is to agree priorities and decide on a realistic and
achieveable course of action to address them. These priorities are
published within each neighbourhood web page.
consists of people who live or work in the neighbourhood or those
who provide a service to the local community.
The issues raised will be those identified through various
methods of engagement carried out by the policing team, or those
identified to the other members of the NAP through their own
consultation. Priorities are set by the community without influence
from the police.
Each of the Neighbourhood Policing web pages provides details of
priorities and actions planned to address them.
Joint Action Group
Neighbourhood action panel priorities are reviewed by a
multi-agency group from within the district who offer problem
The review is carried out by a Joint Action Group, also known as a
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