My Priorites as Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

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

  • 330 additional police officers. The most Police officers Northamptonshire has ever had
  • Increased Police Visibility by doubling the number Neighbourhood police officers with more to come
  • Committed to maintaining our Police Numbers and increase if possible
  • Residential burglary down by 28.8%
  • Vehicle crime down by 39.2%
  • Shoplifting down by 27.3%
  • Created a Rural Crime team
  • Significant investment in ANPR cameras which last year led to over 900 arrests and over 1500 vehicle seizures
  • 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
  • Additional Firefighters
  • 8 New Fire engines and an additional new aerial appliance with 4 more on the way

I have also

  • Negotiated £5m 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 £17 million additional grant funding for community safety, early intervention and young people
  • Key achievements recognised nationally by HMICFRS
  • Secured Government commitment to funding review.

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