Crime victims asked for feedback by Lincolnshire police inspector

Lincolnshire Police.
Lincolnshire Police.

A Lincolnshire Police inspector has asked victims of crime to get in contact as part of a project aimed at improving their experience.

In an email sent out to the public, Inspector Mark Garthwaite said: “When a crime is committed, the person whose needs we need to be most aware of, is the victim.

“Solving a crime and bringing offenders to justice are, of course important, but how we as a Police Force respond to the victim can have an impact on that person’s life for many years to come.

“As police officer’s we spend our working lives dealing with crime, but for a member of the public, becoming a victim is thankfully a rare occurrence. When it does happen, you want to feel listened to, you want to see a response and you want to hear what we can do to help you. We don’t always get it right.

“I am currently working on a project that aims to improve that experience, and will ensure that the victim is at the heart of what we do and how we do it – and that is where I would like your help.

“If you have been the victim of a crime in Lincolnshire, you have had a unique experience. You may be very happy with the way you were dealt with, equally you may think we could have done better.

He added: “I would like to build a group of victims of crime who would be happy, via email, to feedback on new ideas that we hope will make the trauma of experiencing a crime a little easier.

I won’t bombard you with information – nor chase you up if you are unable to respond, but having the feedback of people who have had either good or bad experiences as victims in the past would be invaluable, and will help us build an even better police force for Lincolnshire.”

If you are able to help with this project, or would like more information, email mark.garthwaite@lincs.pnn.police.uk