Following my budget announcement for Derbyshire Policing, I was on BBC Radio Derby to discuss how a new dedicated stalking co-ordinator role will support victims of stalking. This is part of a plan to help tackle violence against women and girls. which Derbyshire Police have put together over the past year.
The co-ordinator will work closer with partners and officers to prevent these offences, increase powers to tackle repeat offenders and to offer the best support to victims of these crimes.
I have also set out how we will:
- Recruit a further 100 officers this year
- Increase training for all officers
- Reduce 101 and 999 call waiting times
- Continue to drive efficiencies across Derbyshire Constabulary
You can listen to the interview here. (The interview starts at 1hour 14mins 10 secs)