Complete policing survey for ‘ride along’ experience with local officer

PUBLISHED: 14:09 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:09 06 February 2017

Complete policing survey and apply for ride along experience with a local constable. Picture: Policing East Cambridgeshire.

Complete policing survey and apply for ride along experience with a local constable. Picture: Policing East Cambridgeshire.


East Cambridgeshire police have come up with a new incentive to get people to share their views with them – offering a ‘ride-along’ experience to those who complete it.

“We regularly conduct surveys to measure the issues that matter most to the community,” said a police spokesman.

“Please participate and help us to direct our resources to the issues that matter most to you, your friends and your family.

“Sharing this survey will help us to get an even broader coverage, and a fairer reflection of public opinion.

“Complete the form (it takes ten minutes) and if you would like to take the opportunity to ride-along with a local constable, leave your contact details on the form.”

Sergeant Phil Priestley, from Ely police station, said: “You don’t have to participate in the survey to apply for a ride-along experience - but your participation will definitely help us to do our job better.

“You have to be 16 years of age to come out with us - but if you’re not yet 18, we will need a record of parental consent due to the risks that are involved.

“Naturally, anyone who would like to go out has to agree to a background check - but once that is out of the way we look forward to meeting you.

“It’s an exciting experience that most people really enjoy, and it can be done at any time to suit the individual applicant.”

The survey and the ride-along (also referred to as ‘Operation Insight’) are “part of a drive towards policing in East Cambridgeshire that is closer to the community and gives more transparency to the public”.

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