Police should focus upon alcohol and drug related crime in Forest Heath 47 per cent of attendees at a public meeting believe.
Concerns were raised during a meeting with Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore on Monday.
Attendees said violent crime and criminal damage should also be among the police’s top priorities.
Despite these areas being highlighted 50 per cent of attendees said they felt safe in Forest Heath and 38 per cent said they felt very safe.
Mr Passmore said: “I think clearly anti social behaviour is a concern. I think maybe the lesson here is we will see what we can do to do more.”
Superintendent Terry Byford outlined areas being targeted in Forest Heath, which included the sale of drugs.
Police are also combatting levels of domestic burglary and she urged residents to ensure their properties and vehicles were secure.
Members of the public were invited to ask Mr Passmore and senior police officers questions.
Levels of traffic and the frequency of collisions on the A14 was raised several times.
Mr Passmore said he had set up a meeting with the Highways Agency to discuss the road.
He said: “It’s a right old mess and it really is about time Government, district and county councillors get on the case to make sure we get our fair share of resources.”
A member of the public asked if police time was still being allocated to combat illegal parking.
Inspector Matthew Rose said that PCSOs had the same powers as traffic wardens and were working to combat this across the area.
Questions were also asked about the cost of policing and the safety of the night time economy.
Inspector Rose said crimes relating to the night time economy were often in single figures for a month and police scaled their presence to need.
Mr Passmore gave a commitment not to cut police numbers in the west and said more PCSOs and Special Constables were being recruited.