Are the Police Doing a Good Job in Bath?

Avon and Somerset Police want members of the public to advise them on how to do the job better.

They would be part of a new Independent Community Advisory Group (ICAG) that is being set up to look at all aspects of policing in the district.

It is a voluntary role that District Commander Chief Supt Gary Davies says would provide critical feedback.

"We need the advice from members of the public to make sure that our services match the community's needs as closely as possible," he said.

"It will help us recognise the diverse policing needs of the people of B&NES and deliver a fair service that secures greater trust and confidence."

Members of ICAG would be asked, among other tasks, to assess the results from police satisfaction surveys and to seek views from all groups in B&NES, including those seldom heard, on the policing they receive.

They would advise on police priorities, style and visibility, and would suggest how the police can work better with partners and voluntary groups to enhance community relations.

Anyone who is interested in being considered can ask for an application form and more information by writing to PC Gemma Kirby at Bath police station, Manvers Street, BA1 1JN, or email, or call her on 0845 456 7000.
Applications close on June 11.