Barry Coppinger is officially unveiling his 2015/17 Police and Crime Plan today (10 March 2015); his third since his appointment as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
At the heart of the plan lies Mr Coppinger’s commitment to ensuring victims and witnesses get support and access to relevant services at the time they most need them. Fittingly, the plan is to be launched today at an event for professionals to raise the profile of sexual assault services across Cleveland.
The plan reflects on 30 areas of progress in community safety over the last year and 50 commitments for 2015/16.
Among the many achievements are:
- Over 240 community meetings attended
- Cleveland Connected, a new community safety information system, introduced
- Violence Against Women and Girls strategy introduced, in conjunction with Durham and Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioners
- Several Cleveland wide multi-agency seminars on antisocial behaviour, disability hate crime and human trafficking & slavery organised
- Promoted restorative justice – with over 700 interventions with young people
- Invested over £3million in safety partnership work and tackling youth offending
The PCC’s main commitments for 2015-2016 include:
- A new single information service being developed for agencies to tackle antisocial behaviour
- Additional police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables funded
- Police HQ at Ladgate Lane to be sold – to fund a multi-agency Community Safety Hub at Hemlington
- New victim services to be commissioned from April
- More work planned to tackle hate crime in schools and communities
- Single integrated offender management system to be introduced
- Community Safety Initiatives fund introduced, to support local crime prevention
“In Cleveland, partnership work is second to none,” said Barry Coppinger, “Despite brutal cuts in funding to public services by government, the police, local agencies and communities are working together to keep residents safe. We have made progress through collaboration in Teesside and beyond. I thank everyone involved for their commitment and look forward to further progress in the future.”
The Police and Crime Plan is available to download via this link - Police & Crime Plan 2015/17
Posted on Tuesday 10th March 2015