News! Police And Crime Plan

To mark his first 100 days in office, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Hardyal Dhindsa, has published his draft Police and Crime Plan. The plan covers the next five years and sets out his seven strategic priorities for policing and crime. As part of the publishing requirements PCC Dhindsa is required to present the draft plan to the Police and Crime Panel (PCP) for their comments. The next meeting of the Panel is on 15 September 2016. The plan can be found on his website http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/Police&CrimePlan2016-21 along with a short 4 question feedback form. Could I please ask that you take a look at the plan and submit any feedback to us by 9 September 2016. I recognise that this is a short timeframe but necessary in order to meet the PCP’s meeting schedules and launch for the 100 days. It should be noted that the PCC has a statutory duty to keep the plan under review and so there is the potential for the plan to develop over his term in office so this isn’t a once in a lifetime opportunity to comment on the plan!

The seven headline priorities identified are:

  1. Working to keep the most vulnerable in our communities safe from crime and harm and supporting those who unfortunately find themselves a victim of crime

  2. Working to provide strong and effective partnership working

  3. Working to tackle the impact of drugs and alcohol on communities

  4. Supporting those with mental health issues, including those with learning difficulties, who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System, as victim or offender, to get the right support, from the right agencies at the right time

  5. Working with young people, including those who have been either victims of crime or offenders, to understand their needs and prevent them becoming involved in criminal activities

  6. Working with the Constabulary to develop the policing family to become more representative of the divers communities it serves

  7. Working with the Constabulary and partners to maximise the opportunities from developments in technology