Chris Cutland speaking to women at the event
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Cutland has told a consultation with Nottinghamshire women’s organisations that their needs should be reflected in an efficient and effective police service.
Several women’s groups in Nottinghamshire attended the consultation to tell Commissioner Paddy Tipping and Ms Cutland what they felt should be included in the Police and Crime Plan.
Groups attending the event included Rape Crisis, Women’s Aid, Nottingham University, Broxtowe Women’s Project and Nottingham Women’s Centre. It was also open to members of the public.
Ms Cutland, who is the executive director of Women’s Aid, said she hoped it was the first of many more similar consultations so that it was clear what women wanted from the police service.
“We want to see an improvement in domestic violence and women feeling safe on the street,” she told the meeting. “We want to develop a force that knows how to deal with women’s issues.”
Farrah Shewar, a voluntary advocate for the community, said: “We all need to work together as a team to focus on what we are trying to achieve.”
Mr Tipping has pledged to give extra priority and resources to domestic abuse and crimes against women.
Posted on Monday 17th December 2012