Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCCs) are required to produce a four-year Police and Crime Plan within the first financial year after they are elected, which sets the strategic direction for policing in their area.
Stephen Mold launched the new Police and Crime Plan for Northamptonshire on 8th February 2017 at Guilsborough Academy.
“I’m delighted to launch the new Police and Crime Plan for Northamptonshire. I have always said that I would not rush in to creating a new plan for the county, and instead that I would take the time to work closely with those who will play a key role in delivering a safer Northamptonshire to ensure we created a robust, well though-out vision that will make a real difference to everyone living and working in the county. I believe this is exactly what we have achieved.
“Members of my team and I worked closely with Chief Constable Simon Edens and the Chief Officer Team of Northamptonshire Police to establish a plan we are all committed to delivering and confident can be achieved. We also liaised at length with partner agencies, who will play a crucial role in helping us achieve our vision, and invited everyone living in Northamptonshire to give us their views. The result is a Police and Crime Plan that is not simply mine, it is ours – something owned by everyone in the county that we can all buy in to.
“Each element of the Police and Crime Plan has an accountable member of staff in my Office and within Northamptonshire Police who will be responsible for delivering positive results in their area to achieve the vision that I have for the county, a vision I know is shared by Chief Constable Edens and Northamptonshire Police.
“Now begins the hard work of making our vision a reality, but this is something I am absolutely determined to achieve.”
By law, the Police and Crime Plan must include:
- the Commissioners objectives;
- the policing the Chief Constable is to provide;
- the level of financial and other resources the PCC will make available to the Chief Constable to provide policing;
- how the Chief Constable will report to the PCC about policing;
- how the Chief Constable’s performance will be measured; and
- information about any crime and disorder reduction grants to be made by the PCC.