Researchers gathering opinions on behalf of Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson will start a new phase of a large-scale phone survey from Monday (13 June).
Around 2,000 householders across the Wiltshire Police area will be getting a call via their landline in the coming weeks. The calls will be completed by 15 August. A similar number of people were contacted last October.
Mr Macpherson said: “I was elected to provide an effective policing service reflecting your views. I need to know what you think and what is important to you; this survey gives me a structured way to do this.
“I use a range of methods to communicate with individuals and communities across Wiltshire and Swindon in order to gather their views about the service they receive from Wiltshire Police.
“The public opinion surveys provide me with important feedback from across the area about specific issues such as police visibility and effectiveness.
“The survey also explores issues such as quality of life and fear of crime.
“The information helps me to commission services from Wiltshire Police and helps senior police officers to understand the needs and priorities of the people they protect.
“I will share the information with Wiltshire Police because it will contain important insights into the levels of confidence that people have in the way their community is policed.
“However, I would like to stress that all personal information remains confidential.
“If you get a call in the coming weeks, please remember that your view counts.”
Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard is chair of the Public Service and Quality Board at Wiltshire Police.
He said: “This is a good opportunity for the people we serve to feed back to the Commissioner about the service they receive. I would really encourage residents to take part in this useful survey.”
The research is being conducted by a company called Information by Design and the questions should take about 15 minutes to answer.
If you receive a call and have any concerns about the validity of the caller, please call Wiltshire Police on 101.