Police and Crime Plan - Update
The Commissioner introduced his
report which provided the Panel with an update on the Police and
Crime Plans progress. The report set
out the Commissioners priorities designed to ‘Keep
Following the Commissioners
introduction, the Panel asked questions and the following
information was gathered. This was in
addition to that provided in the written report:
- Misconduct of officers was taken very seriously by all
concerned. The Chief Constable had
confirmed his commitment to ensure high standards of behaviour in
the force at the recent Commissioners performance
pilots for the ‘Right Care, Right Person’ national
initiative, which was due to be implemented in 2024, were being
monitored and discussions taking place locally with all relevant
partners. It was acknowledged that the
Police were not leading on this initiative, and that communication
between all services was key if the changes were to be implemented
effectively. which regards to the public perception survey, it was
acknowledged that more detailed data was needed to demonstrate the
context of some of the increases. The
Commissioner informed the panel that his performance meetings with
the Chief Constable and the accompanying information pack did
contain more information. This could be found on the Commissioners
website. Comparison information with other forces and local
geographical area differences would be useful.
Both Male and Female victims of domestic violence
were treated by the Victim and Witness Support Service. Safe accommodation was now a responsibility of
- Newcastles safer streets initiative was welcomed as a success in the
was a feeling in some localities, anti-social behaviour was not
reducing and the neighbourhood policing strategy was not as
effective as it could be. The Commissioner agreed that perception
was an issue. The ‘hot
spot’ visible patrolling pilots, particularly in town centres
would be monitored and if successful would continue.
- Reducing delays in the court system was seen as a
asked which areas needed to be improved, the Commissioner confirmed
that; out of court disposals could be better; 101 call averages
were not yet satisfactory; and there were concerns that vehicle
crime, particularly in the south of the county, could be
cameras were being rotated and new digital cameras being
installed. These were part of a much
wider list of road safety enforcement methods used to keep roads
Commissioner was not aware of disability hate crime being an area
for concern, but he agreed to look into it.
22 was acknowledged as a positive support group but more
‘safe’ places for interviews were needed.
Officer uplift programme was ahead of schedule. Officer experience was highlighted as an area of
concern due to the age of new recruits.
This was being addressed by ensuring that senior officers had both
the time to support and guide new recruits.
bins and bleed packs were viewed as a welcomed success
That the Police and Crime update report be noted and that further
performance information be sent to members when the Chief Constable
and Commissioner performance meeting was next held.