THE Cheshire public are being asked what they think about race equality in policing.
The county police authority’s website features a short survey it is inviting people to fill in.
Moira Chapman, the authority’s lead member for diversity, said: “Over the years the police have received criticism for the service provided to people from black and ethnic minority communities.
“We have been working hard in Cheshire to eliminate discrimination in the way victims of hate crime are treated, in the way staff and officers are recruited and to improve the service provided to everyone who lives or works in the county.
“We need to know if things have improved and what else we need to do.”
She added: “We will be using the information provided to inform our race equality action plans and the authority will be closely monitoring the work of the constabulary.
“Every response will be treated confidentially but please tell us your ethnicity so that we can see if the Constabulary needs to concentrate on making improvements for any particular group.”
To view the survey log on to www.cheshirepa.police.uk and follow the link in the consultation and engagement section.