Vera Baird

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Police and Crime Plan

The Commissioner has produced a Police & Crime plan to cover the period 2017 – 2021 which you can find by clicking here

To ensure we fully understood what local people thought about policing and community safety a range of engagements were held by the Commissioner including 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 and the PCC and in all secondary schools.

The Commissioner also seeks the views of people 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.  The Commissioner also listens to the views of victims of crime. PCC Advisory Groups continue throughout the year to shape the Police and Crime Commissioners thinking about policing and support her in her scrutiny role.

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 are developing a Delivery Plan that will translate high level ambitions and commitments in the Police and Crime Plan 2017-21 into direct action. Please watch out for this coming soon.