Victims and vulnerable people are at the heart of the policing priorities set out today by Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger.
His new Police and Crime Plan cements the PCC’s five objectives for policing between 2016 and 2021, following extensive consultation with the public at over 400 community meetings.
Among these objectives is Mr Coppinger’s commitment to ensuring victims have access to high quality support provision when they need it most.
The PCC’s five policing objectives are:
- Investing in our police
- Getting a better deal for victims and witnesses
- Tackling reoffending
- Working together to make Cleveland safer
- Securing the future of our communities
The plan sets out a number of commitments for policing during Mr Coppinger’s second four-year term, supported by Chief Constable Iain Spittal.
It was unveiled at a Christmas dinner for the pensioners at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall in Billingham on Tuesday 13th December.
The PCC’s commitments include:
- Continuing to invest in neighbourhood policing, including funding for officers and PCSOs
- Monitoring the Victim Care and Advice Service which was launched earlier this year.
- Further developing Restorative Cleveland and the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.
- Establishing a multi-agency Cleveland wide reducing reoffending group.
- Working with councils, community groups, the fire service, housing, education and health to deliver value for money and efficient service.
- Continuing with Your Force Your Voice, a personal commitment to engage with all 79 Cleveland wards.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said: “I’m delighted to be launching the first Police and Crime Plan since my re-election in May and I’d like to thank those who took part in the consultation process for their input.
“It’s crucial my plan reflects the policing priorities of the public, which is why I’ve attended over 400 community meetings since my election, to gain a better understanding of what the public expect and need.
“Central to my plan is a commitment to supporting victims and vulnerable people within our communities and it’s fitting to launch my plan at a Christmas dinner for the elderly, who can so often be preyed upon by criminals and scammers.
“Working with partners and the Chief Constable, I’m confident my objectives of investing in our police, getting a better deal for victims and witnesses, tackling reoffending, working together to make Cleveland safer and securing the future of communities can be achieved.”
Click HERE to download your copy of the Police and Crime Plan 2016-2021
Posted on Wednesday 14th December 2016