Police plan puts vulnerable victims first

PUBLISHED: 20:00 07 June 2012

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SUPPORTING vulnerable victims of crime will remain at the forefront of police priorities in Avon and Somerset.

The 2012/13 policing plan, which has been jointly produced by Avon and Somerset Police Authority and Avon and Somerset Constabulary has set out a list of priorities for officers to adhere to.

They include working in partnership to make sure the most damaging criminal offenders are managed in a co-ordinated way.

The plan – the last to be agreed by the police authority before its replacement by a directly-elected police and crime commissioner in November, has been put together after officers spoke to hundreds of people from across the force area about their policing priorities.

The report says officer will try to ensure they are available to help the victims of crime when needed and that local leadership will be sought for policing within the community.

Avon and Somerset Police Authority chairman Dr Peter Heffer said: “Over the past 12 months, we have spoken to hundreds of people about their policing priorities.

“These views and consultation the constabulary has carried out have helped us set ambitious goals for the forthcoming year.

“The police authority intends to support and scrutinise the constabulary to build on its performance success and continue to make improvements to ensure a lasting legacy for the incoming police and crime commissioner in November.”

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