My role as Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon is to ensure you are served by an efficient police service which keeps you safe.
Since I was re-elected last year I have been reviewing my priorities and thinking about the big issues that the communities of Wiltshire and Swindon are facing.
Chief Constable Mike Veale has given me his professional advice about the potential risks and threats, which has guided me in writing my plan.
During the next four weeks I will be consulting on the draft Police and Crime Plan 2017 -2020 along with a proposed increase of 1.9 per cent to the policing part of council tax.
It is very important to me that residents in Wiltshire and Swindon are served by a high quality service, and modern police Force that continues to meet the needs of the community now and in 2020.
The Police and Crime Plan
My priorities for 2017 – 2020 are to:
- Prevent crime and keep people safe
- Protect the most vulnerable in society
- Put victims, witnesses and communities at the heart of everything we do
- Secure a trusted, quality and efficient police service
My focus is on protecting vulnerable people – young and old; working closer with our partners to improve services and harnessing the power of our communities against crime
The Force is embracing new ways of working across the public sector; collaborating with other PCCs and forces in the south west and with local partners. Officers are equipped with digital technology and work out in the communities they serve.