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Trust and confidence

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A range of work is being carried out by the Police and Crime Commissioner and Thames Valley Police to build trust and confidence in policing

Governance Review

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable published a Governance Review on 5 March 2024 detailing plans to deliver a more robust and transparent approach to the independent scrutiny of Thames Valley Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The report details a new structure of internal and external scrutiny from a strategic force level through to neighbourhood (detailed in the graphic below).

Work to implement the plans will be carried out during 2024/25 and updates on the implementation will be added to this page.

Download the Governance Review

Front page of Governance Review

Annual residents survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner has announced plans to commission an annual residents’ survey to better understand public attitudes and levels of trust and confidence in Thames Valley Police, supporting him in holding the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the public.

An initial sentiment survey designed to provide a snapshot of public opinion was conducted in December 2023 which sought feedback on the effectiveness of the police, police engagement with communities, the levels of local crime and disorder, feelings of safety and feelings of fairness.

The snapshot survey marks the beginning of plans to measure trust and confidence and general attitudinal change through the commissioning of a longer-term annual survey.

Download the results of the snapshot survey

Front page of the survey report