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Police and Crime Plan

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Police and crime plan 2017 - 2021

Police and Crime Plan 2017 – 2021 (PDF)

Police and Crime Plan 2017-21 – EASY READ (PDF)

If you have any comments about the priorities in the Police & Crime Plan, please email [email protected]


Since 2012 Dame Vera Baird QC has produced a police and crime plan with the most recent being the plan that covers the period 2017 – 2021 which you can find by clicking the following link Police and Crime Plan 2017 – 2021

To ensure that resident’s views were fully understood and what local people thought about policing and community safety, a range of engagements were held which included public meetings in every local authority (two in Northumberland due to its geographical size), attendance at community groups, faith groups and a wide range of other local groups and associations.  It was appreciated that not everyone could attend meetings, so an on-line and telephone survey was set up which was completed by more than 3,000 people. The surveys and events were promoted on social media, posters in doctor’s surgeries and community venues, websites including local councils, Northumbria Police, my own website and in all secondary schools.

Views were also sought from communities which are protected by the Equalities Act 2010.  These groups represent communities focusing on Age, Gender, Religion and Belief, Disability, BME, and LGBT.  Advisory Groups were also held throughout the year to shape the plan and undertake scrutiny of Northumbria Police.

This section is split into the six priorities which are:

  • Domestic and Sexual Abuse
  • Putting Victims First
  • Effective Criminal Justice System
  • Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Cutting Crime
  • Community Confidence

Northumbria Police have developed a Delivery Plan which sets out how the Chief Constable and Northumbria Police will deliver on the priorities of the Police and Crime Plan. This document can be found by clicking on the following link Northumbria Police Delivery Strategy