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New Police and Crime Plan launched for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

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Cutting crime, helping victims and keeping people safe are still the top priorities for Cambridgeshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Police Commissioner, Darryl Preston, reiterated the three priorities today (Monday) were still his key goals as he launches his new Police and Crime Plan for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which sets out his priorities for the next three years.

The Plan has been put together following extensive consultation with local residents, businesses and other organisations working to support criminal justice and community safety.

Darryl Preston pictured on a visit to Wisbech earlier this year.
Darryl Preston pictured on a visit to Wisbech earlier this year.

Launching the Plan, Darryl said: “I have spent a great deal of time listening to people in communities across the county. These conversations have helped me shape the plan.

“Putting communities first is at the heart of my plan. While people understand that the police have to respond to high harm issues such as child abuse, domestic and serious violence, communities also want to see local issues such as anti-social behaviour, speeding and drug dealing dealt with.

“We currently have the highest number of police officers we have ever had in our county however the police cannot tackle these issues alone,” added Darryl.

The priority areas included in the Plan are:

Putting Communities First

Crime Prevention

Supporting Victims and Witnesses

Ethical Policing

Robust Enforcement

“I will work hard with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and other partners to make sure the issues residents and businesses are worried about are dealt with and the above priorities are delivered,” added Darryl.

“My commitment to you - the residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - remains the same as the day I was appointed your Commissioner - to cut crime, help victims and keep people safe.”

Darryl’s Police and Crime Plan was endorsed by the Police and Crime Panel at a meeting held last Monday (15).

A full copy of the report is available here.

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