Graham Allen, MP for Nottingham North holds a Parliamentary debate on Wednesday 5th December to press the government to help Police and Crime Commissioners adopt early intervention policies to fight the long term causes of crime.
Graham said: “We need our police commissioners to be the instrument that supports our police in hammering home the two key principles of modern policing partnership and prevention. These two principles come together in early intervention. I had many newly elected PCCs who have contacted me in support of this debate and I hope that the Home Office take note today and help progress this agenda.”
Newly elected Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, welcomes the debate, saying it is both timely and necessary. He added: “At a time of great austerity and hard budget choices we must work together with other organisations to try to address the problems people face before they result in crime. This will help prevent family difficulties and subsequent associated crime and disorder.
“With that in mind, I’m currently determining the police revenues that will be used at the right time in order to intervene to help address problems in families and communities.
“A lot has already been achieved across the county but I am aware that there are challenges ahead in Nottingham and more to be done. I would like to offer my thanks to Graham Allen for his commitment and enthusiasm to this subject over such a long period of time.”
Posted on Wednesday 5th December 2012