My Priorites as Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commisioner

As PFCC I always put our communities, urban and rural, at the heart of my priorities for both Police and Fire services.  Since 2016 I have invested in

  • 200 additional police officers, with 130 more in the next 2 years
  • Neighbourhood policing, domestic burglary, ANPR cameras and rural crime
  • Dedicated Police Dog team
  • Additional Firefighters and appliances
  • Combined, fit for purpose buildings for Police and Fire, maximising investment for the front line
  • Local Victims service to support all victims and witnesses of crime
  • Youth Services, Domestic Abuse and mental health support services

I have also

  • Negotiated £2m additional funding for Fire service
  • Introduced community grants and sponsored PCSO schemes
  • Supported Public Health, NHS and EMAS during the pandemic
  • Reduced office costs
  • Secured £12million additional grant funding for community safety, early intervention and young people
  • Key achievements recognised nationally by HMICFRS
  • Secured Government commitment to funding review in next term

Much has been achieved but there is more to do. I have clear plans to make Northamptonshire EVEN safer.

I intend to

  • Reach record levels of police officers and firefighters by 2023 - 330 extra police officers and 32 additional firefighters
  • Build on significant reductions in domestic burglary and increase focus on robbery, vehicle crime, crime prevention, anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping
  • Reduce harm from domestic abuse and sexual violence by pursuing perpetrators, supporting victims and increasing rehabilitation and prevention programmes
  • Target gangs, reduce child and sexual exploitation, slavery and trafficking through increased detection and more support to victims
  • Increase neighbourhood policing with named local officers in all rural and urban communities
  • Continue to improve Fire response times and build on home safety prevention work