The Victim's Pledge

The role of the PCC is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. PCC’s also have a key role in relation to victims of crime receiving the best possible support. Therefore, Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl, will endeavour to ensure that:

  • All victims receive timely information on the progress of their case (through a contact agreement), the trial and its outcome where appropriate
  • Where appropriate, victims are given the opportunity to make a victim personal statement to explain the impact of the crime for them
  • All crimes are recorded correctly without unjustified delay
  • Victim Services are commissioned and overseen by the OPCC
  • All vulnerable and intimidated victims, victims of the most serious crimes and persistently targeted victims will be provided with enhanced support
  • Victims are offered access to restorative justice through Restorative Gloucestershire if appropriate
  • All statutory agencies adhere to the legal entitlement of victims with OPCC championing compliance
  • All victims of crime are offered appropriate support from local services such as Victim Support
  • Victims get help to seek financial compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) if appropriate
  • Victims and witnesses will have a voice and a simple and effective complaints procedure in order to continuously improve service
Victims Pledge 2021
Martin Surl has outlined a Victim’s Pledge

If you would like more information about the Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment to supporting victims of crime, email Commissioners.Fund@gloucestershire.police.uk  or phone on 01452 754323. You can also visit our website https://www.gloucestershire-pcc.gov.uk/

 

The Commissioner’s Fund

Here in Gloucestershire, PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, which supports county-based projects that deliver one or more of our priorities. Our aim is to work directly with communities to make Gloucestershire safer.

About the fund

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