Still time to have your say on county police plans

Adam Simmonds
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Have your say

Almost 1,000 people have already taken part in a consultation about county policing over the next five years.

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, has been asking people in the county to make their views known about his plans for policing in the next five years.

The Police and Crime Plan must be in place in March 2013 and a draft has been written based on feedback from communities gathered in 2012.

The consultation on the draft is now asking for further comment on the actions and targets which will shape how policing priorities and criminal justice will be achieved across Northamptonshire.

Mr Simmonds said: “Almost 1,000 people from across the community have already responded to the consultation and I am grateful for their feedback which will shape the content of the first ever Police and Crime Plan.

“The consultation is open until Tuesday, January 15, and I am very keen to hear as many views as possible.

“The plan’s priorities include cutting violent crime by 40 per cent, a drive to ensure that victims of crime are put at the centre of the criminal justice system and reducing drug-related crime through measures to break the cycle of drug-fuelled re-offending.

“Feedback to date includes comments on the level of support through the court process, being kept informed about the progress made against a crime and prompt and sympathetic response to calls.

“I would like as many people as possible to join the debate and influence policing in their local area.”

The draft Police and Crime Plan is available by visiting the website of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner at www.northantspcc.org.uk.

If you’d like to comment on the plan go to http://www.northantspcc.org.uk/default.aspx?id=consultation.