Public consultation on priorities in the draft Police and Crime Plan 2021-24 has now closed.
Results of the consultation are now available.
Crime and Policing Priorities
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Steve Turner’s priorities over the next three years include the following:
- 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
Proposals in the plan
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 the mobile, crime reporting app.
Strategic proposals for policing include trebling the number of special constables and involving more specials in community policing.
In addition, the PCC is asking for a Council Tax reduction for specials, who live in the four boroughs, which make up the Cleveland Police area.
The draft Police and Crime Plan also re-iterates the PCC’s commitment to re-opening Hartlepool custody suite.
As a result of issues with serious violence, the PCC has pledged to lobby the Government for cash to set up a Violence Reduction Unit.
Full details of the draft Police and Crime Plan are in a presentation given to the latest meeting of Cleveland Police and Crime Panel.
Have your say
Public consultation was launched in July 2021. Consultation methods included the following:
- An online survey
- Focus groups
- A series of community safety roadshows
Following consultation, a final draft of the 2021-24 Police and Crime Plan will be presented to members of Cleveland Police and Crime Panel in September.