Derbyshire’s Police and Crime plan designed to increase visible policing presence across Derbyshire and reduce crime across Derbyshire has now been published.
Police and Crime Commissioners have a legislative duty to produce a local Police and Crime Plan to set local policing priorities for their area. They hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering on these priorities and for providing an effective policing service to communities.
The plan sets out a series of strategic priorities that have been shaped by feedback Commissioner Angelique Foster has received during her many meetings with the public and a public survey.
At the heart of the plan is a drive to maximise Derbyshire’s resources, ensuring the Force has as many Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) out on the streets as possible with a clear focus on preventing crime.
Key priorities include:
- Strong local policing
- Neighbourhood Crime and Policing
- Victim Support and Safeguarding
- Road Safety
- Rural Crime
- Driving Efficiencies
Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster said: “These are the key priorities that the public have told me matter the most to them. People quite rightly expect a high standard of policing in their communities, and they want to be reassured that the police are there when they need them, to help keep them and their family safe.
“We live in one of the safest counties in the country and that is why we should strive even further to protect it and keep it that way. I expect a consistent service to be delivered to people regardless of where they live in the county.
“I have worked closely with the Chief Constable and her senior officer team to develop this plan and I expect the Force and our partners to deliver on these promises. Over the coming months, I will be scrutinising performance closely to make sure local people receive the value and quality they deserve and a strong and robust police service that fully meets their needs.”
Derbyshire’s Chief Constable Rachel Swann’s duty is to work on delivering on the key priorities set out in the plan.
PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their police force area. They are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
PCCs ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible, improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
Police and Crime Commissioners are not responsible for operational decisions, which remain the duty of the Chief Constable.
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