Northants Police and Crime Commissioner launches consultation on crime plan

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Northants Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, has been asking people across the community to make their views known about his plans for policing over the next five years.

The Police and Crime Plan must be in place in March 2013 and a draft has been written based on feedback from communities gathered in 2012.

The consultation on the draft is now asking for further comment on the actions and targets which will shape how policing priorities and criminal justice will be achieved across Northants.

Adam Simmonds said: “Almost 1,000 people from across the community have already responded to the consultation and I am grateful for their feedback which will shape the content of the first ever Police and Crime Plan.

“The consultation is open until Tuesday, January 15, and I am very keen to hear as many views as possible.

“The plan’s priorities include cutting violent crime by 40 per cent, a drive to ensure that victims of crime are put at the centre of the criminal justice system and reducing drug related crime through measures to break the cycle of drug-fuelled re-offending.

“Feedback to date includes comments on the level of support through the court process, being kept informed about the progress made against a crime and prompt and sympathetic response to calls.

“I would like as many people as possible to join the debate and influence policing in their local area.”

You can read the draft Police and Crime Plan by accessing the website of Northants Police and Crime Commissioner,

And comment on the plan at

If you have any more queries, contact Peter Heaton on 101.