Welcome to Nottinghamshire's first Police and Crime Plan. It draws strongly on the experiences you have shared with us and aims to put you and your families at its heart. In it, we explain the main priorities for action over the next five years, reflecting wherever possible what you have told us needs to happen for you to be safe and feel safe from crime.
The plan was launched at Mansfield Town Football Club on Thursday March 28. It marked the beginning of a new era in policing, with the views of the people playing an increasingly major role in shaping what is needed to achieve a safer future.
At the heart of the Commissioner's plans are the views and experiences of victims and citizens who, together with partners across the county, have told him what help and improvements they want to see. He is determined to give residents and businesses a bigger voice in policing to lead to safer communities, improved trust and confidence in policing and value for money services.
The Commissioner has said of the plan: "The plan has been shared with partners throughout every stage and it is these same partners who will now help to deliver it. Working together, we will tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, we will cut reoffending, we will deter people from entering the criminal justice system in the first place and we will make our communities safer."
The Commissioner's Plan is Built on:
- his election pledges
- seven priorities that you have helped him to identify
- and supporting actions aimed at reducing crime and which, in turn, lead to fewer victims
A Vision for a Safer Future:
The Commissioner's vision is to be The People's Commissioner by giving victims and citizens a bigger voice in policing to achieve a safer Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
This also involves winning improved trust and confidence in policing and ensuring value for money policing services.
- Achieving his vision means:
- Reducing crime and antisocial behaviour
- Ensuring fairer treatment of victims and citizens
- Using public resources wisely.
Election Pledges for Reducing Crime:
The Commissioner has already set the wheels turning on his election promises. They will, however, continue to be a pivotal part of his plans for achieving safer communities.
His pledges are to:
- Campaign against Government funding cuts to Nottinghamshire's policing budget
- Improve Community Policing by taking on 150 extra Police Officers and 100 Police Community Safety Officers
- Work in partnership to reduce antisocial behaviour by 50%
- Give extra priority and resources to domestic violence and crimes against girls and women
- Ensure that victims of crime are treated as people, not cases, and that Victim Support is properly funded
- Be fair, honest and protect taxpayers' money
Seven Priorities for Tackling Crime:
The Commissioner has identified his seven top priorities in his Plan with help from communities, businesses, partners, victims and crime and local citizens.
They are all about addressing crime and the issues arising from crime, supported by detailed actions and activities for dealing with them.
They include tackling particular problem areas with the valuable help of partners in the communities.
The priorities are:
- Protect, support and respond to victims, witnesses and vulnerable people
- Improve the efficiency, accessibility and effectiveness of criminal justice processes
- Focus on local areas most affected by crime and antisocial behaviour
- Reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol on crime and antisocial behaviour
- Reduce the threat from organised crime
- Prevention, early intervention and reduction in reoffending
- Spending your money wisely
Download a copy of the Police & Crime Plan Summary Leaflet here