Share your views on policing

Merseyside / September 05

How can the police help prevent some of the most serious harms we face? We want to hear your views.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a research project involving several northern universities and police forces and we need your help.

Would you like to be involved in a conversation about the role the police play in preventing some of the most serious harms faced by the public, including death and serious injury?

You do not need any special knowledge of policing. You just need to be willing to listen to other people’s points of view and to talk to the other participants about what they think of what they have heard.

Take part

If you would like to be involved in this research, here is what you need to know.

The conversations will be on the evenings of Wednesday 26th September and Wednesday 3rd October at the Friends Meeting House in central Liverpool. You will need to arrive between 5.45 and 6.00 for a prompt start at 6.00. You must be able to attend on both of these evenings.

People who attend on both evenings will receive £50 of shopping vouchers at the end of the second evening.

The organisers are looking for 12-15 people to take part. This means that, if lots of people apply, some will not be able to attend. They will confirm whether or not you have been selected as soon as possible. You must be 16 or over. Sorry, no children can attend.

In order to take part, please fill in a short questionnaire by clicking here and returning it to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

A light meal will be provided on both days.

You can claim travel expenses if you are able to provide a receipt and are happy to have the money paid directly into your bank account. You will need to fill in a form with your bank account details. Sorry but petrol expenses cannot be claimed.

If you agree to take part in the research and are selected, you will receive more detailed information and will be asked to give your consent for the (anonymised) data collected to be used for the purpose of future study.

Please note, the questionnaire must be completed and returned in order to take part.

 Who is doing this research?

 The research is being done by the N8 Policing Research Partnership. This involves several northern universities and police forces exploring how research might help improve policing.

 The University of Liverpool is leading on engaging members of the public in this work.

 They are organising events where people can talk about how they think the police should deal with different types of issues affecting their communities.

 They are interested to hear everyone’s opinion and also whether the group can reach any agreement.

 They believe that it is important for members of the public to have the chance to think and talk about policing issues because these issues affect everyone.

 Because this is a piece of research, the sessions will be audio recorded and the recordings will be analysed by the researchers. No one will be identified in the recordings or in anything that is written up afterwards.