Have your say on making Essex safer and getting crime down
People who live, work and travel in Essex have the chance to help to make the county safer as Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for Essex, develops the Police and Crime Plan 2021-2024.
Following his re-election in May, Roger has been busy working on the plan – a strategic document that sets out the PFCC’s vision and priorities for policing and crime reduction in Essex. The plan is the basis on which the PFCC holds the Chief Constable to account in terms of performance, provides funding for services such as Victim Support or Community Safety Partnerships and works with community organisations to help make our county safer. Once agreed, the Chief Constable will use its vision and priorities to inform the force plan for Essex Police and wider objectives will be pursued through commissioning and partnership work.
Importantly, the Police and Crime Plan will focus on bringing to life the Commissioner’s Manifesto, which was endorsed through his election, and delivering what people want from policing and community safety in Essex.
Roger said: “We know that by working together we can make huge improvements in our communities so collating views and feedback from representatives of all groups and backgrounds who live, work and travel in Essex is vital.”
The PFCC would like your views on the proposed priorities in the plan and the ‘we will’ statements that sit underneath them. The survey closes at midnight on Sunday, September 19th.
The proposed priorities are:
- Further investment in crime prevention
- Improve services to support victims of crime
- Reducing drug driven violence
- Protect rural and isolated areas
- Improving safety on the roads
- Encouraging volunteers and community support
- Protecting vulnerable people and those affected by crime and abuse
- Reducing violence against women and girls
- Preventing dog theft
- Preventing business crime, fraud and cybercrime
- Supporting officers and staff
- Increasing collaboration
You can have your say by completing this survey.
If people would prefer to fill in a paper copy, a printable version is available to download below.
Please return to:
Communications and Engagement,
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex,