The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) carries out a wide range of consultations and engagement.
This is to make sure the PCC and his staff know what the people of Cleveland want and need – and the OPCC can work towards meeting their requirements.
Victim needs assessment survey
The OPCC has launched a major study so it can understand how victims want to access recovery services.
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have a legal responsibility to commission services to support victims of crime.
As a condition Ministry of Justice funding, PCCs must prove they are helping victims cope with the impact of crime as well as helping them to recover from any harm, which they experienced.
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI,) working on behalf of the OPCC, is looking into the needs of victims in Cleveland, to inform a new service model from April 2022.
It’s the most in-depth study of its kind conducted in Cleveland and has the following key aims:
- Understanding the level and type of victims in the Cleveland Police Force area;
- Identifying who victims are, what their support needs are and whether current provision is reaching them;
- Exploring why some victims do not reach access support.
The research team will consult and engage with current support service VCAS as well as other key stakeholders.
The team will analyse police and victim service data and develop surveys for victims, under-represented groups and the wider Cleveland community.
To take the survey, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NMBLV9B
Deadline is Friday 25 June 2021.
Violence against women and girls
The OPCC’s consultation on feelings of safety in public spaces among women and girls in Cleveland closed on Monday 11 June. Interim results from the survey are expected soon.
Rural crime survey
The Tees Rural Crime Forum allows rural residents, land and business owners to share their concerns about rural crime and safety as part of a twice-yearly survey.
Therefore, the survey seeks to understand what crimes rural communities are most worried about and what they believe should be done to protect them.
The Rural Crime Forum brings together Cleveland Police, the OPCC, local authorities, the Environment Agency, Cleveland Fire Brigade, the Wildlife Trust and the National Farmers Union to discuss issues relevant to the rural community.
The latest survey closed on Monday 12 April 2021.
Youth survey into crime
As part of its Big Conversation, Cleveland Youth Commission looked at young people’s views on the following:
- Mental health
- Drug and alcohol issues
- Relationships between young people and police
- Hate and online crime
- Youth activities and preventing re-offending
Aimed at young people, aged 14 to 25, the results of the Big Conversation were presented in March 2021. The full report is now available on this website.
Precept 2021/22 Consultation
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) must make arrangements to obtain the views of ratepayers – and their representatives – on proposals for spending for the forthcoming financial year.
This year, we asked residents about the following:
- The amount of police precept they were willing to pay;
- Their perceptions of the affordability of precept increases;
- Their priorities for commissioned services.
At the same time as this consultation, Cleveland Police ran the Communities Survey. Both took place between December 2020 and January 2021.
Cleveland Police’s survey focussed on the public’s priorities around crime and anti-social behaviour. This was to help Cleveland Police decide where it should focus resources.
The results of this survey were added to the outcome of the Precept Consultation in order to provide a broader indication of where the public feel police should focus funding.