A green and pleasant county

We are taking action to operate in as responsible and sustainable way as possible.

Priority lead: Hilary Allison

Organisation: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

To ensure the OPCC and the Constabulary seek new opportunities to reduce waste and pollution, while maintaining their ISO 14001 certification

To ensure the environment, sustainability, human and animal welfare issues – including use of plastic – are considered at every opportunity. From new initiatives, food choices, travel options and construction.

“I am delighted to lead this commitment as it’s something I’m passionate about. This priority is about working hard to be responsible organisations, both the OPCC and the Constabulary, both operating in as responsible and sustainable way as possible.”

We’re the only police force in the UK to hold ISO 14001 Environmental Standard 2015 accreditation as a result of our environmental management work and we’re determined to do more.

This commitment links closely to the Police and Crime Plan’s other commitments and all aspects of our work, as well as the way we engage with partners.

Our commitments include:

  • developing a plan to work towards a paperless environment in the Constabulary and OPCC
  • working towards electrification of our vehicle fleet, where it is operationally viable
  • ensuring recycling of all recyclable waste becomes the norm, with opportunities to contribute provided in all police buildings and locations.

To find out more about our priorities and targets, read the full Delivery Plan