Police & Crime Plan Consultation
Today Avon and Somerset’s new Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens launched the consultation for her first Police & Crime Plan by telling the public in a video that it is ‘our plan.’
Ms Mountstevens wants the views of residents, community groups, businesses and particularly victims of crime to help shape the Plan that must address the policing and community safety needs of the area.
In her swearing in speech Ms Mountstevens pledged to introduce a Police & Crime Plan for each of the six policing districts of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset West, Somerset East and South Gloucestershire. Each Plan will set out the vision, aims and objectives for the local area for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s time in office.
Sue Mountstevens is encouraging people to go on-line and have their say about their local priorities she said: “It is really important that residents tell me what is important to them so it becomes our Police and Crime Plan. Everybody who makes up Avon and Somerset whether they live or work in the area will all have a view. I would particularly like to hear from the people that would not normally respond to surveys, the quiet voices, because policing and crime affects us all.
“I believe everyone has the right to be safe and feel safe in their community and I have pledged to tackle anti-social behaviour, burglary, violence against women and girls and to listen to victims. But the Police & Crime Plan should reflect everyone's views."
People can respond to the consultation on-line at http://www.consultation.avonandsomerset.police.uk/aspola/plan-consultation-13-14/consult_view or alternatively, call 01275 816377. Printed surveys will also be available in libraries.
Sue Mountstevens will also be touring the six policing districts in January 2013 to have face-to-face meetings with residents, community groups, police and local authorities about the district Police & Crime Plans. Information about the visits will be published at www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk before Christmas.
To watch Sue Mountstevens video message visit the AvonandSomersetPCC channel on YouTube.
The consultation closes on Friday, February 22, 2013.
All 41 Police and Crime Commissioners must set a Police and Crime Plan by the end of March 2013.
Posted on Wednesday 12th December 2012