The issue was identified during the PCSP’s recent Action Planning, and the group will help to ensure a robust approach to a future consultation exercise.
PCSP Chairperson Councillor Oliver McMullan said: “A number of members within the partnership have expressed concerns about confidence in policing, to the extent that indications show it’s at an all-time low in some areas. I find this worrying and it needs to be addressed immediately. A consultation will take place once this new Working Group for PCSP members has been set up.
“The group will agree the aims and objectives of the consultation to ensure that we get the best results from this initiative. Without the public’s support, I would be concerned that the void could be filled by criminal elements which offer nothing for our communities.”