We will ensure the police and other partners are listening to the public and working with them to act on their concerns and supporting them to assist themselves.
This can be in many ways, such as through addressing rural and business crime, anti-social behaviour, hate crime and speeding.
One of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s most important jobs is to provide a link between the police and communities, listening to local people and making sure their concerns are addressed.
Since the Commissioner unveiled his Police and Crime Plan in November 2021, significant progress has been made against his priority of ‘Putting Communities First’. These achievements have been possible through ongoing partnerships with the public and key organisations.
The Commissioner supports the county’s Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) to work in partnership to reduce local issues of crime and disorder in each district. CSPs are made up of local agencies which includes police, Fire and Rescue, Probation Service, local authorities and health.
You can find out more about your local CSP by clicking on the below links:
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 placed a requirement on Police and Crime Commissioners, in consultation with Chief Constables, to publish a Community Remedy Document to set out how victims of less serious crime and anti-social behaviour can have a say in the punishment of perpetrators. The benefits of Community Remedy include:
A voice for victims in the outcome of offenders.
A simple process for first time offending.
Local influence and outcome which can help increase public confidence.
Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review
We know that anti-social behaviour can have an overwhelming impact on its victims and, in some cases, on the wider community.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced specific measures designed to give victims and communities a say in the way that complaints of anti-social behaviour are dealt with.
This includes the anti-social behaviour case review, formerly known as the community trigger, which gives victims of persistent anti-social behaviour that is reported to any of the main responsible agencies (such as the council, police, housing provider) the right to request a multi-agency case review where a local threshold is met.
Your local police or local council will be able to provide you with further information about the anti-social behaviour case review process in your area.