Policing Priorities, Local Concerns & Agency Responsiblities

The Police and Crime Commissioner sets the policing priorities for Cumbria Constabulary and as part of the process would welcome your views on the following questions.

Cumbria Constabulary strives to keep people safe. Preventing and detecting crime is one element of this, with crime itself taking many forms.

Some offences are visible such as criminal damage and public order. Others remain largely unseen, and include offences of domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, and human trafficking.

Most offences now also involve some form of digital footprint, or cyber element. Dealing with these ever evolving and conflicting demands remains a significant challenge for Cumbria Constabulary.

1. Cumbria Police will always respond to emergency and priority calls for service. Thinking about the other issues that we deal with in the list below, what should we concentrate on as a high, medium or low priority?

Investigating serious crimes (such as serious violence, sex offences, organised crime, and modern slavery / human trafficking)
Tackling domestic abuse / violence
Keeping the roads safe
Tackling child abuse and sexual exploitation
Patrolling areas with high levels of crime
Patrolling areas with low levels of crime
Combating terrorism / extremism
Preventing crime
Dealing with antisocial behaviour
Provide crime prevention advice
Answer and respond promptly to non-emergency calls (101)
Provide information to you about policing
Investigating less serious crime (such as criminal damage, vehicle crime and non-violent crime)
Monitoring and managing dangerous offenders effectively (such as sex offenders)
Tackling and preventing rural and wildlife crime

2. Which, if any, of the following organisations do you think should have the greatest responsibility for looking after vulnerable people within the following groups of people?

Local PoliceA national crime enforcement agency (e.g. National Crime Agency, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)Health services (e.g. NHS hospitals, GP’s mental health services)Local authority / council services (e.g. social services, housing department)Drug and alcohol servicesVoluntary organisations or charities (e.g. Victim Support, Samaritans, NSPCC, MIND, Women’s Aid)Schools / education servicesOtherNone of theseDon’t know
Victims of stalking and harassment
Missing people
Victims of domestic abuse/violence
Victims of human trafficking and / or modern slavery
Homeless people
People with drug or alcohol dependencies
Children / young people in care
People with learning disabilities
People with mental health problems

3. Looking at the list below, please tick up to three things that are happening in your local area that concern you. *


If you have experienced a crime / incident but did not report it, please list it, together with the reason for not reporting in the table below.

Type of crime / incident not reportedWhy did you not report this crime / incident?

4. Overall how well informed do you feel about what the police in your local area are doing?


5. In the past 12 months how effective, if at all, do you think the police in your local area have been at providing advice or guidance to the public?


6. To what extent do you agree or disagree that police in your local area listen to the views of the public when setting priorities?


7. In the past 12 months, which of the following, if any, have you personally done to find out about Cumbria police (please tick all that apply)


8. In the past 12 months, which of the following, if any, have you personally done to give your views about Cumbria Police (please tick all that apply)


9. Tell us one thing you think Cumbria Police does really well?


10. Tell us one thing you think that Cumbria Police could do better?