Police and Crime Panel endorses Police and Crime Plan for Essex
I am delighted that the Police and Crime Panel endorsed the new Police and Crime Plan for Essex at their meeting this afternoon, Thursday November 3, 2016.
I believe the Plan sets out a clear and compelling strategic vision for policing and community safety in our county for the next four years.
Working closely with Stephen Kavanagh, the Chief Constable of Essex Police, with colleagues across the public and voluntary sector, and having sought the views of the people of Essex, I’ve developed the manifesto commitments on which I was elected into seven priorities:
1. More local, visible and accessible policing.
2. Crack down on anti-social behaviour.
3. Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse.
4. Reverse the trend in serious violence.
5. Tackle gangs and organised crime.
6. Protect children and vulnerable people from harm.
7. Improve safety on our roads.
During the four month engagement programme on the new Police and Crime Plan, 220 stakeholders from Essex Police, partners, charities and other key groups attended six half day workshops on the detailed commitments. Seven public meetings and two Essex Police Challenge events were held across the county. 6,275 comments were made to the online public survey. 92.2 per cent of respondents agreed that ensuring the police are more local, visible and accessible is a key priority that will help to prevent crime from happening and keep communities safe.
Taking the final comments of the Police and Crime Panel into consideration, my team will now prepare the final version of the Police and Crime Plan, which we will launch on November 22, 2016.
Roger Hirst, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex