Enforcing Robustly to Fight Crime and Protect People
Our areas of focus:
Increase accessibility to and visibility of policing in both urban and rural areas
Develop and deliver between the PCC and Force a Public Confidence Strategy with the aim to increase the confidence of all communities in Northamptonshire Police.
Expect police officers to spend more time on the frontline by providing them with mobile technology that enables them to spend less time on paper work and more time in our communities.
Continue to support and extend the Sponsored PCSO scheme to enable local communities to have their own dedicated PCSO to solve local problems and be visible in their local area.
Build on the existing strong relationships with Community Speedwatch, Neighbourhood Watch, Street Watch and other volunteer schemes to support communities to help themselves as well as seeking to develop new means of utilising SCW schemes to increase the range of interventions available to them
Carry out a campaign to increase the number of people signed up to receive direct messages from Northamptonshire Police via the Neighbourhood Alert system, increasing engagement between the Force and the communities it serves.
Develop approaches within the Force Control Room to better enable people to report crimes through methods that work best for them.
Support the delivery of the Rural Crime Plan and put funding in place to enable actions to be carried out to tackle concerns around police visibility in rural areas and the impact of cross border and organised crime.
Ensure that the night-time economy receives a strong and visible policing presence, as well as working with partners of all kinds including local authorities, door staff and street pastors.
Develop a customer contact charter that will outline service expectations when members of the public make contact with the Police.
Make the county a hostile environment for those who wish to commit crime
Target and bring to justice perpetrators of rape through strong operational plans.
Track and arrest perpetrators of violent crimes in our county.
Look to take robust enforcement action in relation to street level drug dealing
Tackle modern slavery and human trafficking
Continue to lead a Countywide partnership group, strategy and action plan to increase awareness of the subject, better coordinate operational activity, better share information and provide a better service for victims
Work with partners to develop strategies to identify and reduce all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking
Train the police workforce to be able to detect and respond to signs of modern slavery, establish a programme of support for high risk groups and improve and simplify reporting procedures.
Increase awareness within communities and other partner agencies of the signs of modern slavery and trafficking and how to report it.