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Police and Crime Commissioner Newsletter – August 2021

Safe, resilient and connected communities – Alison Hernandez launches survey into Police and Crime Plan

Alison Hernandez has launched a survey into her second Police and Crime Plan after she was re-elected for a second term as Police and Crime Commissioner.

Commissioner Hernandez has chosen to retain the key thread of her first Plan, published in 2016, to help create safe, resilient and connected communities.

The Plan aims to:
Keep communities safe by breaking the cycle of crime through prevention and innovation, focussing on community priorities such as of drugs, ASB, road safety and violence, maximise visible policing, prevent business crime – particularly violence towards retail staff – and reduce opportunities for people to reoffend;
Make communities more resilient by increasing public participation in policing, making the police and criminal justice services more sustainable, helping young people to reduce the chances of falling victim to crime, influencing Government on local issues and investing in crime prevention to strengthen rural communities;
Better connecting the police and public by increasing access points to contact police, developing easy-to-use digital services, building trust and supporting people with diverse needs, collaborating to tackle crime in partnership and improving public confidence through world class local policing.

“We are fortunate to live in one of the safest parts of the Britain,” said Commissioner Hernandez.

“Strong communities, an unprecedented investment in policing and organisations that work better with one another for their communities have helped reduce crime year after year.

“However, issues like antisocial behaviour, violence and dangerous driving still blight too many lives.

“I want to build on the work done so far to make us the safest area in the country, and one with world-class policing.

“My draft Police and Crime Plan prioritises the issues that matter most to our communities, using data from surveys and the Office of National Statistics.

“But it is essential that the voice of our communities is reflected in the plan, which sets the strategic direction for the force, my partnerships and commissioning.

“So, I am asking people to take a few minutes to complete our survey. The answers will be vital in informing the decisions that lie ahead.”

The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D8GYKKF

£350,000 unveiled to make summer safer
Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been invested by the Police and Crime Commissioner into antisocial behaviour hotspots across Devon and Cornwall to create safer settings for the night-time economy.

£350,000 has been allocated by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to tie in with police force’s wider summer policing operational preparation.

To find out information about what’s happening at each hotspot read full story here>

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Reporting crime to Devon and Cornwall Police

Do you need help and advice? Not sure where to look or who to speak to? Why not AskNED – Devon and Cornwall Police’s non-emergency directory. AskNED combines the most commonly asked questions with contact details of those who can help.

If you do need to contact Devon and Cornwall Police about a non-emergency, you can contact them via:
Online webchat
Online crime reporting form
Emailing 101
Calling 101
In an emergency situation, always dial 999.

You can also report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website: crimestoppers-uk.org

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