Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) John Dwyer is asking local residents for their views on his new Police and Crime Plan, which sets out the priorities for policing and community safety in Cheshire.
The plan sets out the newly elected PCC’s vision for policing. It also details the strategic priorities for Cheshire Constabulary over the next three years, as well as setting out how he’ll hold the Chief Constable to account against these priorities.
The overarching priorities from now until 2024 are to:
- Prevent and tackle crime
- Make Cheshire’s roads safer
- Deliver justice for victims of crime
- Protect vulnerable people
- Improve public confidence in policing
- Modernise our police force
The plan also includes a commitment to take police officer numbers in Cheshire to 2,345 – their highest level in modern times and to continue to invest in neighbourhood policing to ensure there is a visible policing presence in all local communities.
The Commissioner is now asking the public for their views on whether these priorities and commitments will make Cheshire even safer.
PCC John Dwyer said “This a monumental day as I present my draft Police and Crime Plan, which has been produced with Cheshire residents’ priorities for community safety at its heart.
“The plan details how I will make the promises I made during my election campaign a reality. It also sets out how I will work with the Chief Constable and key partners to make Cheshire safer.
“Now it’s local residents’ chance to have their say on the plan before it is finalised during the autumn.
“Once implemented, the plan will be supported by a robust performance framework to ensure the Chief Constable is delivering Cheshire residents’ priorities for policing and crime. It will also be refreshed annually to reflect the ever-changing policing landscape.
“I look forward to hearing local peoples’ views and to continuing these conversations over the coming years to understand key concerns in our communities and how I can work with local communities to develop sustainable solutions.”
To read the draft plan in full, please visit the Commissioner’s website.
The consultation closes at 23.59 hours on Sunday 15 August 2021. Once the consultation is closed, the responses will be analysed and amendments to the plan will be made before the final draft is presented at the September meeting of Cheshire’s Police and Crime Panel.
If you’d like to request a hard copy of the plan or survey, please email email@example.com or call 01606 364000.