Communities are being encouraged to attend Policing Roadshows during November, where they can raise any problems with criminality or anti-social behaviour in their areas.
The Isle of Man Constabulary, Crimestoppers and the Department of Home Affairs will be hosting the four Roadshows, to hear directly from the public about the issues affecting them.
Feedback will be gathered on the current policing plan, as well as discussing an upcoming consultation on the policing plan for 2024-2025. Crimestoppers will also be discussing the work they do, as well as what it means to be a volunteer and how to help.
Members of the public can attend any of the roadshows, which will be held in Peel, Castletown, Ramsey and Onchan:
All of the venues are accessible, with car parks on site.
Chief Constable, Russ Foster, said:
‘We’re committed to ensuring that the public feels safe, and that we’re doing everything possible to tackle criminality. To do that we need to talk to the people in our communities who are concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour within their locality. These roadshows won’t just be an engagement exercise, we’ll be using the conversations and concerns to shape the way we police, and how communities see officers working.’
‘I appreciate some people might be worried about sharing things with us directly, but there will be the opportunity to share worries with us anonymously on site too, as well as through our partners at Crimestoppers.’
Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, Jane Poole-Wilson MHK, said:
‘These roadshows are a real opportunity for us to shape the next policing plan to suit the needs of our communities. I’d encourage all members of the public, community action groups, charities, or others with any concerns in relation to criminality and anti-social behaviour to come along to take part in the discussion about how we can make a safer and more secure Isle of Man for the future.’