Two Weeks Left to Have Your Say
Residents only have two weeks left to have their say on the Police and Crime Commissioner's (PCC) proposed police and crime priorities for Gwent.
Gwent PCC Jeff Cuthbert is required to ensure that all the people who live in Gwent have an efficient and effective police service and has a legal duty to set the police and crime priorities which will help shape and develop his Police and Crime Plan for Gwent 2017/21.
Mr Cuthbert's 'Talk to Me about Your Policing Service' consultation has been running for the last three months and closes at 4pm on Monday October 24th. The consultation only takes a few minutes to complete and asks for the views of residents, community groups, businesses and partners to inform his strategic policing priorities.
His five proposed police and crime priorities are:
- Crime Prevention - working with partner organisations and communities to prevent people becoming victims of crime with a particular focus on cyber-crime; violence; acquisitive crime; criminal damage and arson.
- Support for Victims of Crime - with a focus on preventing serious harm and providing excellent support to the victims of serious harm including those at risk of domestic abuse and sexual violence; child sexual abuse and exploitation; hate crime; human trafficking and modern slavery.
- Community Cohesion - For the Police to continue to work closely with communities to tackle hate crime and to encourage more effective action and support from local and national organisations to help communities work together better.
- Deal with Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) - ensuring the Police works closely with organisations to deal with ASB effectively so that people are less affected by its impact.
- Effective Service Delivery - ensuring the delivery of a good policing service that is easily accessible and meets victim's needs.
The priorities will form the backbone of Jeff Cuthbert's new four year Police and Crime Plan for Gwent which has to be in place by the end of March 2017. A final draft of the plan will be presented to the Gwent Police and Crime Panel for review, feedback and endorsement prior to publication and implementation.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, said: "This is a golden opportunity for residents to have their say on the police and crime priorities which matter to them and for which I am responsible for delivering. I am eager to hear what people think so that the priorities take their views into account when developing my police and crime plan for Gwent. It is crucial that I listen to the views of local people and I want them to get involved in shaping how we prevent crime, plan for the future and ensure the delivery of a good policing service that is easily accessible and meets the needs of victims of crime."
The consultation period closes at 4pm on Monday October 24th 2016.
The online English version of the consultation can be accessed via the following link http://bit.ly/policeandcrimepriorities
The online Welsh language version can be accessed here http://bit.ly/BlaenoriaethauyrHeddluaThroseddu
Other formats of the survey are also available on request from the Police and Crime Commissioner's office by emailing Commissioner@gwent.pnn.police.uk or by calling 01633 642 200. Please email electronic copies to this address and send all hard copy responses by post to:
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Police Headquarters Croesyceiliog Cwmbran Torfaen NP44 2XJ