Caroline Henry, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has welcomed the Government’s ‘Beating Crime Plan’ published today.
The Commissioner, who has made her own tough stance on crime clear since taking up the role in May, said that the new Plan’s priorities reflected her own promises to the public of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
“I promised that I would be tough on crime,” she said today. “The Beating Crime Plan will support my own work to deliver on that pledge. I’ve been clear that I want to see more officers on the street and in our rural communities, because that is what people have told me they want. Today’s announcement confirms that the Government is standing by its promise to continue to support the uplift in officer numbers.”
Given her focus on preventing crime before it happens, the Commissioner was also pleased to see that a particular focus has been given to early intervention, prevention and practical measures to deliver real results across communities, and to tackle serious violence and neighbourhood crimes.
“If we can stop crime happening, we reduce the number of victims traumatised by their experience and that’s important to me;” she said. “It also enables officers to spend more time in the communities they serve, increasing residents’ trust and confidence in the police.
“I’m proud to see that Nottinghamshire’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is leading the way in preventing crime. It has just received additional funding to help address problems at a very early stage, and its’ Breaking Barriers Building Bridges project has just received independent verification of its success.
“Amongst other initiatives we will see greater powers for Stop and Search to reduce the scourge of knife crime; £17m is being invested trained youth workers to tackle violence and I will ensure that Nottinghamshire receives its fair share; and an extension of the 24/7 electronic monitoring for released burglars.
“I want to build on this work, so that we see more people turning their back on crime. With the Government’s solid support we can achieve so much more.”
The report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beating-crime-plan
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Posted on Tuesday 27th July 2021