Appendix E In-service survey
Have Your Say Survey
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Mr Kenny MacAskill, announced on 23 May 2008 that he had asked me, as HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, to conduct an independent review of policing in Scotland and to report with recommendations by the end of December 2008.
The remit given by the Cabinet Secretary is as follows:
To review the roles and responsibilities of police forces in Scotland with the aim of ensuring
• that all Scotland's communities have equal access to expert and specialist policing and to the resources necessary to investigate major crime, whenever they need it;
• that the delivery of such policing responsibilities does not divert resources away from visible policing in communities;
• in pursuance of this to identify policing responsibilities which might more effectively be delivered nationally, regionally, or by collaboration between forces; and
• and to make recommendations for the organisation, governance and accountability which best supports the delivery of those policing responsibilities.
As part of this review we are consulting widely amongst other organisations connected to policing in Scotland and within the service itself. A key aspect of the in-service consultation is this survey of people involved in policing in Scotland.
We are keen to learn your opinion and would encourage you to participate in this survey to ensure you have your say on this important issue. The survey is simple and offers multi-choice responses which are selected by clicking on a tick-box. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
For the purpose of this survey we offer the following interpretation of 'specialist and expert policing': a policing activity undertaken by specialists or experts who have received specific training, whether or not it is a full-time role for officers ( e.g. police use of firearms, CID, dog handler, family protection, search etc).
Participation is entirely voluntary and anonymous. If you decide to participate, please complete and submit your response by Friday 28 November 2008. Responses received after this date will not be included.
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Mr Paddy Tomkins
HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Independent review of policing in Scotland
HAVE YOUR SAY
On-line survey of members of police forces, services and boards/authorities in Scotland.
Thank you for deciding to participate in this survey.
The questionnaire is split into four parts to reflect the four bullet points included in the remit for the review provided by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice (these are reproduced at the start of the relevant sections).
If you believe that any question is not personally relevant to you, or that you are unable to provide a response, please feel free to simply move on to the next question.
We would ask that you complete the section identifying your service bracket, rank/position, or your status as an authority/board member. This will assist us to identify any significant differences of perspective between broad groups of people. We will not use this personal data to try to identify individuals but, as with all of the questions/areas covered, you can opt not to respond to any part of the survey if you wish.
Please complete and submit your response by Friday 28 November 2008. Responses received after this date will not be included in the survey.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
The review report will be submitted to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice by 31 December 2008 and thereafter the survey results will be published on the HMICS website.