Nearly 2,000 people took part in the policing priorities consultation over the summer. The thoughts and feedback we received has been used to ensure that the issues that matter most to our communities are reflected in the new Police and Crime Plan for Avon and Somerset.
The new Plan tells you what the police will be concentrating on over the next four years and has new priorities, which are:
- Protect the most vulnerable from harm - acting as a fierce advocate for victims and ensuring the most vulnerable are protected.
- Strengthen and improve your local policing teams – ensuring the police are accessible and tackle the crime that matter most to you.
- Ensure Avon and Somerset Constabulary has the right people, right equipment and right culture – working with the Chief Constable focusing on supporting the representative workforce programme, providing suitable equipment and technology for officers and staff; developing leadership capability to embed a positive culture and to reform how complaints are handled.
- Work together effectively with other police forces and key partner agencies to provide better services to local people – working with other Constabulary and other public sector partners to: share estates and enabling services and make savings for reinvestment in priority areas; and transform the criminal justice system locally into a criminal justice service.
The new policing priorities aim to take account of the wider policing landscape and the new emerging threats both locally and nationally rather than being limited to crime types. Policing has changed significantly over the past few years so it’s only right that we have a Police and Crime Plan that reflects this.
To download a PDF version of the Plan, click here.
To read a summary version of the Plan priorities click here.
To download an EASYREAD version of the Plan click here
To read the previous Plan's click here.