Planning for a future after Covid

"For while even the most optimistic person will have found 2020 challenging, I believe we will win the battle with Coronavirus and emerge better for it."

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Difficult conversations for older drivers following lockdown

Gloucestershire’s Older Drivers Forum suggests that drivers are more at risk of serious collisions as they age, due to the pressures added by the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Gloucestershire’s Chief charged with longer term

The man responsible for leading Gloucestershire Constabulary will continue in his role for at least another five years at the request of the PCC.

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A message from your PCC Martin Surl

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A message from your PCC Martin Surl

I am a Gloucestershire man. My family has lived here for generations and I was born, brought up and educated here. I am also an Independent, which means I have no affiliation to any political party and I will remain independent because I strongly believe that party politics has no place in policing.

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The Commissioners Fund

The Commissioners Fund

PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, supporting local projects which make Gloucestershire safer.

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Office Transparency

Office Transparency

We are committed to being an open and transparent organisation click here to view accounts and spending.

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Police and Crime Plan

Our Six Priorities

The OPCC exists to make sure that policing is accessible and accountable to the people of Gloucestershire and that residents have an opportunity to shape policing priorities.

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Every crime matters, every contact counts

Gloucestershire is one of the safest places in the country in which to live and, for the vast majority of us, contact with the police is a rare occurrence. It is my expectation that should the Constabulary be called upon however, it will strive to understand and meet the reasonable expectations of local residents.

Safe and social roads

The ethos of safe and social roads is the ability to move around our communities in safety and with as much ease and convenience as possible; respecting other road users, cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians, encouraging people to walk and cycle in a safe and attractive environment and reducing air pollution wherever possible.

Older but not overlooked

This priority is about our commitment to older people, whether they live in their own homes, with family or are in residential care. We want older people to feel and remain an active part of our communities here in Gloucestershire.

Young people becoming adults

We need sensitive, relevant and effective policing to ensure our young people become law-abiding, productive members of society. The ‘system’ must work for them, not against them.

Safer days and nights

Gloucestershire has a strong night-time economy, but we need to reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder so that everyone can enjoy our parks, pubs and streets without fear.

A green and pleasant county (A compassionate approach)

We are taking action to operate in as responsible and sustainable way as possible. This priority also reflects our respect for all animals - domestic, farm and wild. It establishes a ‘compassionate approach’ to all animals, which is fundamental to our way of life.

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