Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson wants
your views on his draft Police and Crime Plan.
From now until Sunday 10 March people can visit the Commissioner's website -
www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk to read a draft
version of the plan and give their feedback.
Mr Macpherson said: "It is very important to me to gain the views of as many
people in Wiltshire and Swindon as possible on my draft Police and Crime Plan.
The final version of this document will set the strategic direction of policing
in Wiltshire and Swindon for the next four years. This includes the key
initiatives I will implement during my term in office.
"It is an important document and I strongly encourage people to log on to
www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk to read the draft plan
and leave comments."
The Police and Crime Plan is a much wider reaching document than the previous
Policing Plan produced jointly by Wiltshire Police Authority and Wiltshire
Police. As well as working with the police, it will include working with
partners, such as local authorities and voluntary community sector
As part of the consultation process, Mr Macpherson held three workshops with the
voluntary and community sector about the plan in Swindon, Salisbury and
Trowbridge in January and February. He has also met with chamber of commerce
Mr Macpherson, and representatives from his office, have also attended Wiltshire
Council Area Board and Swindon Locality meetings to talk to people about the
Mr Macpherson's draft Police and Crime Plan focuses on working with communities
and partners and is divided into six main sections:
* Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
* Protect the most vulnerable in society
* Put victims and witnesses first
* Reduce offending and re-offending
* Drive up standards of customer service
* Ensure unfailing and timely response to calls for assistance
Key initiatives within the plan include:
* Strengthening neighbourhood policing by creating Safer Neighbourhood Teams,
involving not just the police but other agencies, such as local authorities, and
* Greater police officer visibility, including more foot patrols, within our
* Launching a £1 million innovation fund - organisations that help reduce crime,
anti-social behaviour and re-offending in Wiltshire and Swindon will be able to
apply for funds
* Setting up quarterly victim forums and victims panels to 'test check' services
* Enhancing the quality of service people receive when they contact Wiltshire
* Reducing the current re-offending rate by commissioning services which support
those leaving prison
There is also an underlying theme throughout the draft plan - partnership,
pro-activity, prevention. This is key to Mr Macpherson's plan in helping to
reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Wiltshire and Swindon.
You can read the draft plan and give your feedback from now until Sunday 10
March on the Commissioner's website www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk
All feedback will then be considered before the final plan is published at the
end of March.
As well as the draft plan itself being published on the website, members of the
public can read an executive summary of the draft plan and download each section
of the plan separately.
Printed copies of the draft Police and Crime Plan are available on request by
contacting the Office of the PCC on 01380 734022.