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PCC outlines top 10 ambitions in first police and crime plans

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Avon and Somerset’s first Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has set her sights on the Constabulary joining the top ten performers for burglary, victim satisfaction and domestic and sexual violence in her four-year vision for policing.

Today Sue Mountstevens will launch her first Police and Crime Plans setting out her vision for policing and community safety across Avon and Somerset for the next four-years.  The Plan covers the Commissioner’s four priority areas of tackling anti-social behaviour, burglary, violence against women and children and putting victims at the heart of the criminal justice system. In a jam-packed 11-hour tour she will visit projects and initiatives tackling her priorities across Avon and Somerset.

The plan also focuses on key issues that were raised by the public during consultation in January and February, such as road safety and visibility of police officers.

Targets in the Police and Crime Plans aim to increase public confidence in Avon and Somerset Police to top ten nationally. As well as increasing detection rates for serious sexual offences, increasing recorded and detected burglary and overall victim satisfaction, all to a top ten position within police forces nationally by 2017.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “This is my opportunity to show how I intend to keep the promise I made to residents when I was elected.

“I campaigned on these four priorities because I heard loud and clear that these things matter to communities. Many people tell me they want to see more done to tackle anti-social behaviour and burglary that is why I have made it a priority for the police and partners. Many victims of crime tell me that too often they are contacted numerous times by different people and organisations. I have made it a priority to support victims and to look at improvements to simplify and improve their journey.

"In addition to the statutory Avon and Somerset plan I have introduced six local plans. Which aim to reflect what is happening where you live and what you care about.

I want to make real improvements and drive forward the change needed to make the communities of Avon and Somerset be safe and feel safe."

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Plan and the six local Police and Crime Plans covering Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Somerset West and East are all available on-line.

The Commissioner has introduced six extra local Police and Crime Plans to reflect and respond to local needs. The six local Police and Crime Plans reflect the policing districts of Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

The Police and Crime Plan is a statutory requirement introduced by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 in which PCCs set out their priorities during their period in office.

The Police and Crime Plan 2013-17 has to be published by 31 March 2013, and the Commissioner has been working since her first day in office to produce a plan.

Watch a video of the Commissioner launching the Plan on YouTube.

You can hear the Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens talk about the Plans

Posted on Thursday 28th March 2013
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