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We know that Gloucestershire is special. What makes the Police and Crime Plan, if not special then definitely unique, is that it has mobilised entire communities to help themselves.

Quite simply, I believe a solution to a problem, put forward by people who live with that problem every day, has more chance of success than one imposed on them from outside. That is why I am supporting 110 local organisations and 197 projects that are reducing crime and anti-social behaviour – because I want us all to have a stake in making Gloucestershire an even better place to live and work.

We can no longer leave it all to the police but my commissioning role enables me to assign services that will achieve our core targets.

My office (OPCC) has a commissioning team that looks at a variety of applications made by charities and other organisations:

  • to ensure the process addresses at least one of the six priorities that make up the Police and Crime Plan
  • to support the right people to act as advocates for their communities or areas
  • to ensure the applicant is best placed to understand what is required to help their project(s) make a real difference
  • to ensure there is a benefit to the community that meets the requirements of the Police and Crime Plan
A map of the number of projects funded by district area and county-wide

A map of the number of projects funded by district area and county-wide

Accessibility and accountability
Getting the right resources to the right situation or problem first time, every time, on time and dealing with the matter appropriately and effectively. The ideal of the local officer working the beat needs to be realised in Gloucestershire.
Older but not overlooked
Older people need to feel and remain an active part of our communities whether they live in their own homes or are in residential care. Both should be part of the police beat with the local officer being visible and proactive with all vulnerable groups.
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 for all
Gloucestershire has a strong night-time economy but it needs to be better managed, with alcohol-related crime and disorder being reduced. Everyone should be able to go out to our parks, pubs and streets without fear.
Safe and social driving
People should be able move around our communities in safety and with as much ease and convenience as possible. The police will enforce the law when necessary, but we will all work to reduce offending and antisocial driving.
Safer cyber
People must be safe online. This priority will improve the capability of the Constabulary to protect people from internet crime and anti-social behaviour on social network sites whether at their place of work or in their own homes.
Page last updated: 09 April 2018