Let’s talk – new service for talking with communities launched by Nottinghamshire Police
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A community messaging service to keep residents updated about problems affecting the area where they live and how they are being addressed has been launched by Nottinghamshire Police.
Notts Alerts will mean we can build stronger relationships with our communities and allows residents to have their say by letting the force know their individual concerns via regular surveys, which will be fed into their local police team’s priority planning process.
The messaging service – direct to your mobile phone via email – can also be translated into dozens of languages as required by our communities.
The service is completely free and easy to use and will mean we can have more meaningful, two-way conversations with the communities we serve. So, if there is a problem with anti-social behaviour on your street or concerns over a spate of burglaries in your area then we will listen and act.
It also includes crime and prevention advice, including how not to fall victim to all the latest scams, as well as police events happening on your doorstep.
Superintendent Claire Rukas, Notts Police County Areas Commander, said:
“This is a new and exciting way to engage with our residents.
“It allows us to speak directly to the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire through their mobile phones and email addresses.
“Notts Alerts is a much-improved version of a previous service that is now completely tailored to your needs, for whichever part of the city and county you live in, and you’ll only receive alerts specific to your local community.
“By signing up and telling us about the problems affecting you, your voice will be heard and your views will shape how we police.
“For example, if you are concerned about an anti-social behaviour problem on a specific street then this new system allows you to raise these issues directly with us.
“It is a welcome addition to what we already do and will bring us closer than ever to the communities we protect and serve.
“We hope that this will enhance the trust and confidence that you have in your local police force.”
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry said: “The Notts Alerts service is an innovative and exciting way of keeping in regular, direct contact with the people of Nottinghamshire and strengthening the relationship we have with our communities.
“Our Speak up Notts survey was recently sent out on the platform and was incredibly well received, with hundreds of people taking part and helping to make a difference to where they live.
“We want everybody here in Nottinghamshire to feel safe in their areas and also understand what is going on around them. With messages sent direct to mobile phones and the ability to read them in dozens of different languages, the Notts Alerts service does just that.”
To sign up for Notts Alerts and to have your say click the button below.