THE priorities of Cheshire policing were explained to Tarporley residents at the Vale Royal Cheshire Police Have Your Say Meeting.
About 30 residents gathered at the British Legion in the village to hear what Cheshire police officers had to say about policing in their area.
Moira Chapman from Cheshire Police Authority talked to residents about the challenges facing the police, and focused on the issues surrounding responding to emergency calls, detecting crime and arresting offenders.
Residents had a talk from Constable Damien Smethurst about volunteering opportunities in the police.
Chairman of the meeting, Greta Cousins, said: “Residents then had a chance to have their say. One of the main issues voiced was about emergency call responses – in particular, one made about anti-social behaviour near a resident’s home, which wasn’t responded to until the next morning.
“Chief Superintendent Tim Jackson explained to the resident this could be due to how the call was prioritised, and was most likely to do with a misunderstanding and apologised for the mistake.”
Cllr Cousins added: “Those who came were also issued with a questionnaire which asked them what they think the police should focus on.”