The St Helena Police Service needs the trust and confidence of the local community in order to be properly effective. Changes are being made in policing style to forge closer links with the community, putting public service at the core, protecting and serving the public and delivering a safe environment for all.

The Police Service, as part of the wider Police Directorate, has developed a clear set of values. These values drive the service and how Officers serve the public. Other measures that are being put in place will ensure that the team are community and victim focused and that local links across the Island are strengthened.

Inspector Johnny Thomas is leading the changes and says:

“The St Helena Police Service is putting the Beat back in the community.

“This programme of change will take time and to help me gauge its success, I am keen to understand what the public think of the service we are currently providing. The voice of the local St Helenian community counts – so a St Helena Police Public Satisfaction Survey is about to be launched.”

Survey forms will be available across the Island in local shops (together with boxes to post your completed surveys) in Jamestown, Half Tree Hollow, Sandy Bay, Blue Hill, Levelwood and Longwood. Alternatively, completed forms can be handed into the Police Station or given to any Police Officer. They are also available on the St Helena Government website at the following link: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/forms/

The survey forms are short and will only take a couple of minutes of your time. The Police Service will be grateful for your views. Once completed, the survey results will be published.

SHG
29 April 2014

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