Message from the Police & Crime Commissioner
Consultation - Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy 2016 – 2020
'I would be grateful for your views and comments on the draft Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy 2016 – 2020, which is attached. It builds on the first strategy I published in 2013.
This refreshed strategy focuses on the same four priorities of intervening early, supporting victims and witnesses, managing offenders and building public confidence but also has an additional fifth priority to modernise and transform the police service.
This additional priority is essential because the police service in Staffordshire needs to reform and evolve so that new and emerging threats and harm can be tackled effectively. My strategy foreword summarises these issues.
At its core the strategy sets out why services in Staffordshire need to work more effectively together to prevent crime or harm before it happens, rather than dealing with the consequences after it has. This would also make shrinking public finances go further and be better for society.
I welcome your comments on the draft strategy. Public sector bodies, local people, businesses, individuals and community groups, charities and academia… in fact all who are interested in making Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent safer and a better place to live and work.
Consultation is open until March 24th 2017 and I welcome any comments. It would be helpful if you could consider the following broad themes.
1. Is the strategy clear in setting out the ambition for the next 4 years?
2. Are the five priorities relevant and representative of the policing and wider community safety challenges faced across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent?
3. Are the proposals within each priority area relevant and representative of what we are trying to achieve? Is there anything you would want to add?
Please respond to the consultation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or in writing to Veronica Powell, Executive Assistant, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0YY.
I am genuinely interested in your thoughts and will look at and consider all responses before finalising the strategy at the end of March 2017'.
Matthew Ellis, Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire