The good news is somebody voted ..! We now have elected Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) and the job is to ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring and maintaining trust.
This needs people to communicate with their PCC for them to make a difference.
Let them know the direction you would like to see the Police working in your area. Get to know the name and the face of your PCC and complain if you are not satisfied.