11th February 2013

Draft Police and Crime Plan 2013-17

11th February 2013

Under the terms of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is required to develop and publish a Police and Crime Plan for their term of office. The Plan must be issued 'as soon as practicable' upon the PCC taking office and before the end of the current financial year on 31 March 2013.

The PCC, Martyn Underhill, is therefore keen to present his proposals in the draft Police and Crime Plan for 2013-17 for consideration by the public and the Police and Crime Panel. Six key priorities have been identified by the PCC to work in partnership with our communities and relevant agencies to:

  • Reduce the number of victims of crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Reduce the number of people seriously harmed in Dorset
  • Help protect the public from serious threats (local, regional and national) to their safety including organised crime and terrorism
  • Reduce re-offending
  • Increase people's satisfaction with policing in Dorset
  • Support neighbourhood policing that is appropriate for both rural and urban communities in Dorset

As required by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the draft Plan will be presented to the Police and Crime Panel on 7 February 2013 for consideration. The Panel may then make recommendations in relation to the Plan, in which case the PCC will provide the Panel with a response to those recommendations.

The full draft plan can be found here, with a summary vision here and the Executive Summary here.

You can also watch the Police and Crime Panel meeting and their discussion on the Plan via a live webcast

Police and Crime Panel webcast - 7 February 2013

Your Views on the Police and Crime Plan

Given that the Police and Crime Plan is still in draft, Martyn would very much like to hear the views of members of the public on the Plan. This feedback, along with the views of partners and other agencies, will be used to help shape the final published version of the Plan. Martyn is particularly keen to gain feedback on his vision and priorities which are briefly outlined in the Executive Summary document.

Comments from members of the public can be sent to pcc@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by using the Contact Us form