Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes to seek policing priorities in Kendal (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes to seek policing priorities in Kendal
11:32am Monday 21st January 2013 in News
CUMBRIA’s Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes will be in Kendal next week to ask residents about their main policing priorities.
Mr Rhodes is bringing his Police and Crime Plan consultation to the Westmorland Shopping Centre on Monday (January 28).
He will be there between 10am and 12pm asking people to share their views about his proposed policing priorities for the next four years.
• Ensure Cumbria remains a safe place to live, work and visit by keeping crime at low levels, particularly violent crime, burglary and theft
• Reduce the impact antisocial behaviour has on our communities
• Reduce the impact of alcohol misuse on our communities
• Tackle the problem of drug supply in the county
• Reduce harm by tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence
• Keep our rural communities safe by tackling crime and disorder in rural areas
• Provide justice for the victim by detecting crime and bringing criminals to justice
• Reduce adult and youth offending and reoffending by addressing offender behaviour and promoting the use of restorative justice
• Establish a collaborative approach to providing support and assistance to vulnerable veterans to assist them to remain clear of criminal activity
• Give due consideration to public opinion in policing matters by establishing an Office of Public Engagement
• Ensure victims of crime have access to support and redress and establish an Office of Victim Support
Mr Rhodes said: “A key responsibility is listening to the views of the people of Cumbria and using them to influence the future policing in the county.
“It would be really helpful if as many people as possible could come along on Monday and share their views with me.
“If you are unable to attend, please visit the website www.cumbria-pcc-gov.uk to take part in an online survey.”