Commissioner launches public consultation on policing priorities

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Commissioner launches public consultation on policing priorities

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Stephen Mold, has today launched a public consultation of his draft police and crime priorities, in order to determine the issues that matter most to the people of the county.

In partnership with Northamptonshire Police, Commissioner Mold has identified four key strands that will form the basis of his five-year Police and Crime Plan, which sets the strategic direction for policing over the Commissioner’s term.

Keeping young people safe; community partnerships; protecting people from harm and putting victims at the heart of justice are the four priority areas being put forward by the Commissioner. Each designated strand will be led by an accountable senior member of the Office and Police and Crime Commissioner and Northamptonshire Police, to ensure maximum effectiveness in the delivery of key aspects of the plan.

However, prior to confirming these elements, Mr Mold is looking for the view of residents, in order to ensure the county’s Police and Crime Plan represents the people it is designed to keep safe.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Stephen Mold, said:

“Since I took office in May, I have been working extensively with the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police, Simon Edens, and his team to understand the exact nature of policing in the county and the various challenges that we face in order to protect people from harm.

“I have also been meeting with partner agencies as well as residents from the county to understand their priorities. As a result of these conversations, we have drawn up four key strands that we will focus on to deliver a safer Northamptonshire through a new Police and Crime Plan.

“However, I was elected to represent the people of Northamptonshire and I want as many people as possible to have their say on the strategic direction of Northamptonshire Police and the broader community safety agenda in the county. I would therefore urge people to tell us what they want to see in the Police and Crime Plan and how they feel we can make their communities safer.”

Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police, Simon Edens, added:

“The Force works very closely with the Police and Crime Commissioner and his Office to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our communities safe and protect people from harm.

“It is important that local people are able to have their say on policing priorities in Northamptonshire and I would encourage them to take the opportunity to share their views and contribute to the county’s Police and Crime Plan.”

The consultation – available from October 13th to November 24th at www.YourPCC.co.uk – will be split into three sections, with residents, police staff and partner organisations all being given the opportunity to contribute.

Staff from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Northamptonshire Police will also engage directly with harder to reach communities across the county during the consultation period.

The results will then be analysed by the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice and will inform the final version of the Police and Crime Plan, which will be published in the coming months.

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