MY CONTRACT WITH DERBYSHIRE
I pledge that my priority, first and foremost, is to keep Derbyshire and its communities safe. It is an honour to serve our county and our communities as your Police and Crime Commissioner. A copy of the Commissioner's signed Oath can be found here
As Commissioner I will:
- I will work to make Derbyshire a safe and inclusive County; continue lobbying Government for a fairer funding deal for Derbyshire and continue saying NO to G4S-style privitisation
- I will work to improve residents' quality of life by tackling crime, disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour, and issues like road safety, fly-tipping, parking on pavements and dog fouling
- I will give a robust response to new and emerging crimes such as Child Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Abuse, Human Trafficking and Cyber Crime
- I will continue our pioneering approach to cracking down on drug and alcohol-related crimes, hate crime, heritage, rural and wildlife crime ensuring appropriate services are in place to those in Mental Health Crisis
- I will reduce demand by working with partners to lower re-offending and keep young people out of the criminal justice system; ensure that all communities continue to have access to a robust, active and effective police service
Background to the Commissioner's role
Changes to the Police governance structure were approved in September 2011 when the Coalition Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.
This meant that from November 2012, Police Authorities would cease to exist and be replaced with directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners. To find out more about the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act visit www.legislation.gov.uk
Information and latest news about Police and Crime Commissioners' responsibilities and partnership working can be viewed on the Home Office's website on the following link: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners/
Police performance is monitored by the PCC and also by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIC) who report on policing activity with a view to encouraging improvement in reducing crime.
Visit the HMIC website to read more about how the police can reduce crime: www.hmic.gov.uk