Thursday October 31, 2013 marked the launch of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sir Clive Loader’s revised Police and Crime Plan for the period 2013 to 2017.
The Plan has been shaped by the views of the public. The front cover carries the strap-line “Putting you at the heart of policing, your voice in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Known as ‘The Plan’ by rank and file officers within Leicestershire Police, the 44-page document sets out Sir Clive’s expectations for local police and partners to achieve positive outcomes in 18 areas.
A reduction of 10 to 17-year-old young people entering the criminal justice system for the first time and a 5% reduction in total crime by March 2014.
Sir Clive said:
“The Plan lays out my vision for the future of policing, based on the views of the public and my findings during my first year in office.
This revised plan sets out how policing will be made more effective, more efficient, and better suited to meeting the needs of all.”
The previous plan’s six themes have become four.
The themes to Supporting victims and witnesses and to Protecting the vulnerable now incorporate the previous plan’s Reducing crime and Mental health themes respectively.
These changes reflect how the previous plan’s outcomes relating to the Reducing crime and Mental health themes have become integrated into everyday policing business.
The revised themes of the plan are:
• Reducing offending and re-offending;
• Supporting victims and witnesses;
• Making communities and neighbourhoods safer; and
• Protecting the vulnerable.
The targets within the Police and Crime Plan are set by Sir Clive Loader, who in turn holds the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police to account for their delivery.
Sir Clive added:
“I fully recognise that the police in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland do a very good job of keeping our communities safe. However, it is important not to become complacent. In this plan, I have set clear priorities for the Chief Constable according to your expectations and demands.
“My plan is by no means final. There will be further revisions as the landscape changes in funding, crime patterns, and national policing obligations.”
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire has made the Police and Crime Plan available to the public on its website in original full text, executive summary, and Easy Read versions. The webpage also displays a video introduction [visit http://youtu.be/w3yfn_Qnt_Q] to the Plan complete with British Sign Language interpretation by Action Deafness. The video is also available to view here on Enderby EYE
Sir Clive concluded:
“During the election, I said I would be a PCC for all. I stand true to that statement. I will listen, decide, and then act in an open and even-handed manner. I welcome your contributions, many of which have already informed the content of this document.”
For more information about PCC Sir Clive Loader and the OPCC, or to become involved in shaping the vision for policing in your area, please visit the OPCC Website www.leics.pcc.police.uk
If you have any information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area please contact your local police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.