Police and Crime Commissioner Steve Turner has launched his draft Police and Crime Plan Priorities for public consultation to inform the final version of his Police and Crime Plan.
Steve launched his priorities at a meeting of Cleveland’s Police and Crime Panel on Tuesday.
His priorities over the next three years include;
- More police on the streets
- Effective support for victims and witnesses of crime
- Bringing offenders to justice
- Getting tough on drugs and gangs
- Tackling anti-social behaviour head on
- Preventing, tackling and reducing serious violence
- Using technology to combat crime
- Building confidence in Cleveland’s communities
- Tackling violence against women and girls
- Ensuring an effective Policing and Criminal Justice System
Among the proposals to improve the use of technology to combat crime are the use of GPS and sobriety tags to track offenders and the introduction of a mobile reporting app to enable the public to submit intelligence.
Steve’s strategic plans for policing include trebling the number of special constables in Cleveland and introducing more of them into community policing.
He is also seeking a Council Tax reduction for specials, who live in the four boroughs which make up Cleveland Police area.
The plan re-iterates Steve’s commitment to re-opening Hartlepool custody suite in the town centre.
And he has pledged to continue to lobby Government for cash to set up a Violence reduction unit to tackle the area’s problems with serious violence.
Steve said: “This is my opportunity to start making my manifesto promises to the people of Cleveland a reality.
“Residents will now get their chance to have their say on my Police and Crime Plan priorities before it is finalised this autumn.
“Once adopted, this plan will be underpinned by a robust performance framework to ensure targets are met and actions can be held up to scrutiny.”
Public consultation on the plan has just been launched with methods including an online survey, focus groups and a series of community safety roadshows over the summer months.
Consultation will close at the end of next month with a final draft of the plan being presented to members of Cleveland Police and Crime Panel at their September meeting.
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