Police Scotland are currently consulting the public about the changing demands and needs of the communities it serves to ensure the service remains current and sustainable.
Borders residents are being encouraged to take part in the consultation process to give their views on the current 10-year strategy.
The consultation closes at noon on May 8, 2017.
The 10-Year Strategy for Policing in Scotland and consultation can be found online at: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/consultation/2026 or write to Policing 2026 Consultation, Clyde Gateway, 2 French Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow, G40 4EH.
In her quarterly report to Berwickshire Area Forum Jacqui McGuigan, Community Sergeant said: “We continue to ask communities to contribute to the Your View Counts consultation.
“We want to hear from all sections of the community including minority groups and young people (aged 13-16). Your views matter and can shape the future priorities of the police in the area.”
There is also an online consultation that is open all year that can help shape priorities: https://surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8LMB9WX