Ensuring policing is accessible, open and transparent to local people is the vision behind a new website created to outline Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ plan for policing.
Following the launch of the new Police and Crime Plan for Avon and Somerset last year, the PCC has launched the website to regularly update residents on how Avon and Somerset Constabulary are performing in delivering the policing priories that matter most to you.
People can also download their local Police and Crime Plans created in partnership with each of the five local authority areas. Currently the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Plans have been published with the other areas’ plans still in production.
PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “As your PCC, I am here to communicate your views as local residents, with those who are here to keep you safe and feeling safe, the police. I have included what you have told me in my Police and Crime Plan and the police are working hard to deliver your priorities and improve your experience of policing.
“A significant part of the Plan is my commitment to you in being open and transparent about what the police are working on and how they’re performing in different areas of policing. In a world where we police by consent, I want you to have the upmost confidence in your policing service and being able to see police performance I hope will help this.”
In developing the Police and Crime Plan, the PCC has committed to working together with the police, other local organisations, victims and local people to tackle four key priorities:
- Protect the most vulnerable from harm;
- Strengthen and improve your local policing teams;
- Ensure that Avon and Somerset Constabulary has the right people, right equipment and right culture;
- Work together effectively with other police forces and key partners to provide better services to local people.
Sue continued: “This new website enables my team and I to keep you updated live time on police performance against the Plan and policing priorities. Areas of performance we’ll be monitoring include victim satisfaction, public confidence, dealing with local priorities, call handling, complaints and conviction rates.”
On the website you can also find ways of getting involved in your local policing service including helping prevent crime before it happens, joining one of the PCC’s panels to help scrutinise policing and by volunteering as a Special Constable or Police Cadet.
Visit the website now at www.avonandsomersetplan.co.uk
Posted on Thursday 13th July 2017