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Crime Prevention

We will work in partnership to understand and tackle the root causes of crime and serious violence through early intervention and rehabilitating people who have offended, while reducing opportunities for people to commit crime.

Crime prevention is a key priority for the Police and Crime Commissioner. It has always been part of the role of policing but it cannot be achieved by policing alone.

From early intervention with young people to prevent them getting drawn into a life of crime, to breaking the cycle of reoffending for those people leaving prison, this requires working in partnership with a range of agencies.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is working with local partners to prepare a strategy to prevent and reduce serious violence.

The Commissioner will encourage local partners to intervene earlier for the most vulnerable young people, to keep children and young people away from crime.  The Commissioner will set up a fund which charities supporting young people can bid into. Cambridgeshire Constabulary supports Community Safety Partnerships and schemes, such as Neighbourhood Watch and Speedwatch, to tackle local priority issues.

Find out more about Watch schemes in the county, here.

This page will be regularly updated in line with progress against the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan objectives.