The Police and Crime Plan for Cleveland has been officially unveiled by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.
The Plan is the culmination of months of consultation and feedback from members of communities in Cleveland about what they wanted to see as local priorities.
Hundreds of people took part in the consultation process, which included a multi-agency event and an antisocial behaviour summit.
The Plan also incorporates feedback from these events for example the inclusion of the Youth Forum in the neighbourhood policing objectives, an outline of the effects of alcohol on offending, ensuring business crime has a wider focus than reducing crime and working with partners to tackle violence against women and girls.
The Plan is now available on the website at www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Your-PCC/Police-and-Crime-Plan-2013-17.aspx
There are five strategic objectives in the Plan:
- Retain and develop neighbourhood policing
- Ensure a better deal for victims and witnesses
- Divert people from offending, with a focus on rehabilitation and the prevention of reoffending
- Develop better coordination, communication and partnership between agencies to make the best use of resources
- Working for better industrial and community relations
Under each of these is a Commitment by the PCC about what action will be taken to deliver the objectives, as well as how activity in the Force supports the Plan.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger said: “Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Plan – the Your Force Your Voice campaign really is about local people having their say about local policing, and I am delighted with the response we have had.
“The Plan sets out what I believe the public of Cleveland wants to achieve over the coming years, and it will be delivered with the support of the Chief Constable and other local authorities, criminal justice agencies, voluntary groups and other partners.
“I’m delighted that the latest crime figures show a continued reduction in crime and antisocial behaviour, and I am determined that Force continues to focus on that as well as delivering the objectives set down in the Plan.”
Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer said: “The Police and Crime Plan sets out the strategic direction for the Force on how we will improve our service to the people of Cleveland.
“I am confident that by working in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner, as well as our other partners, we will continue to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.”
Posted on Thursday 11th April 2013