Tony Lloyd has published his first police and crime plan today (Thursday 28 March).
The plan sets out nine priorities for policing in Greater Manchester over the next three years and has come about after Tony spoke to thousands of people to find out how we can work together to build safer communities.
The objectives provide a framework for how the police will work together with local people and partner agencies, including local councils and the NHS, to make Greater Manchester safer.
Tony said: “My vision is for all of us in Greater Manchester to work together to build the safest communities in Britain. So this plan isn’t about words – it’s about action, and to deliver it we all have to play our part.
“That’s why, over the last few months, I’ve been speaking to local people to find out their views and how they feel about policing in their communities.
“Now the plan has been published that’s not it, job done. My job is just beginning and as your Police and Crime Commissioner I will bring together the key players whose job it is to keep us safe and we can start to turn this vision into reality.”
Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said: “This plan builds on last year’s success in reducing crime and improving the confidence local folk have in policing. We now have a plan which has been decided in Greater Manchester not in Whitehall. This has meant a better balance between statistical measures and a renewed emphasis on good service to the public and long term problem solving. We are determined to further drive down crime and offending but doing this through closer working with local people and other agencies. We know we have further budget reductions to make but this plan will allow us to make changes which mean we will be better prepared to meet the future.”
The nine objectives are:
- Driving down crime
- Building and strengthening partnerships
- Tackling anti-social behaviour
- Protecting vulnerable people
- Putting victims at the centre
- Dealing effectively with terrorism, serious crime and organised criminality
- Maintaining public safety, dealing with civil emergencies and emerging threats
- Building confidence in policing services
- Protecting the police service