In the first 100 days in office (to 1st March 2013) as Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland , the following has been achieved:
New Chief Constable appointed.
Website launched – providing transparency over activity, expenses, meetings and decision making.
Police & Crime Plan prepared after extensive consultation.
Budget and precept for 2013-14 established, after extensive consultation, with provision made to accommodate on going budget cuts.
Lobbied Home Secretary over position in Cleveland.
‘Your Force, Your Voice’ - Developed and published a Joint PCC/Force Consultation Strategy (visited 20 meetings to 1/3/13) with a commitment to visit every neighbourhood policing area including Monthly Neighbourhood Walkabouts (5 walkabouts to 1/3/13).
Responses made to consultations:
- ASB (hosted summit with partner agencies)
- Alcohol – minimum unit pricing.
- Recognising the enormous impact that alcohol has on crime and disorder and the consequent drain on police resources
- Community Remedy
- Proposed changes to offender management
Improved transparency and accessibility to information:
- Twitter and Facebook accounts set up
- Joint Open Forums with the Chief Constable to meet police staff and officers
- Hosted Web chats (Ask the Commissioner)
- Reports made to the Police &Crime Panel
Endorsement by the Carbon Trust of a Carbon Management Plan to reduce Cleveland Police’s emissions by 25% (based on 2010-11 levels) by March 2016. This will include reduced or renewable use of utilities, fuel, aviation fuel and technology whilst less waste is produced by the Force.
Plans to expand ceremonies/awards (e.g. Community Safety Awards)
Commenced development of Restorative Justice Arrangements.
Began work to increase the number of Special Constables to 300.
Review of Neighbourhood Watch.
Established a joint Audit Committee to demonstrate probity and transparency.
Launched a Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage Project.
Established a Victims Strategic Planning Group.
Established a Young Peoples Services Strategic Planning Group.
Endorsed Safer Future Communities network Endorsed Safer Future Communities Network.
Established the Cleveland Youth Forum to hear the voice of young people and to engage with them.
The PCC became a member of the Local Enterprise Partnership Tees Valley Unlimited.
Established working arrangements with Durham and Northumbria PCCs to enhance collaboration across the North East.
Briefed Cleveland MPs on Police and Criminal Justice issues.
Visits made to local Prisons and Courts.
Worked with Community Safety Partnerships to arrange funding to meet local needs.
Visited Serious and Organised Crime Unit to understand Regional and National implications of their operations.
Accompanied police officers in coordinated drugs raids in Middlesbrough.
Working in partnership with Criminal Justice Board.
Continued support for the Prince’s Trust (Talent Match).