PCCs Making A Difference

This page contains examples of the work Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are doing to make a positive and lasting difference in their local communities; working with partner organisations to support victims of crime and help reduce reoffending. 

Find out how:

  • PCCs are helping to make communities safer, by changing the way victims’ services are delivered locally;
  • How they are transforming the policing landscape by making it more effective, efficient, transparent and innovative by working with local partners including blue light services; and
  • By being the voice of the people, they are giving communities a real say in how their local police service works.

Click here to view the 'Ten Years of PCCs Making A Difference' campaign page 


Tackling Serious Violence In Focus

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This ‘In Focus’ outlines the crucial work Police and Crime Commissioner are doing across England and Wales to facilitate effective multi-agency partnerships to prevent serious violence.

Tackling Addictions In Focus

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Demonstrating how PCCs are tackling crime and ASB that is linked to addictions and substance misuse, and driving the implementation of the ‘From Harm to Hope’ Drug Strategy.

Victims In Focus

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Highlighting the innovative work that PCCs have implemented to develop practices which support victims, demonstrating their commitment and collaborative approach to tackling some of the most harmful and traumatic crimes.

Environment & Sustainability In Focus

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This report highlights the work that PCCs are doing up and down the country to reduce the carbon footprint in their force area and ensure a sustainable future.

Anti-Social Behaviour In Focus

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Demonstrating how PCCs are working with the Government, local authorities, and wider partners to improve how communities can report anti-social behaviour when it occurs and to ensure that action is taken.

Ministers' Forewords

Reducing Reoffending In Focus

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP: “Reoffending is a pervasive issue and accounts for around 80% of cautioned or convicted crime. I am most impressed and grateful for the work of PCCs and their dedicated staff across our country for their engagement with their partners and local communities to help divert offenders away from crime.”

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Race Disparity In Focus

Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Crime and Policing: “We will continue to work closely with PCCs to ensure the police workforce better reflects the diverse communities it serves and protects, and it is extremely encouraging to see the efforts that are being made across the board."

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Violence Reduction Units In Focus

Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse MP: "Violent crime has devastating, traumatic and long-lasting impact on victims, families and wider communities. Tackling this problem is a top priority; that is why the Home Office has invested £70m over two years into the 18 areas worst affected by serious violence to develop multi-agency VRUs."

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Protecting the vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis

Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP: “I have been particularly heartened to see PCCs across the country providing leadership within their communities by prioritising providing additional support to the most vulnerable during this period. I look forward to working with you all over the coming weeks and months to continue keeping our communities and country safe.”

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Alcohol and Drugs In Focus

Minister for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service, Kit Malthouse MP: "Our approach to tackling alcohol-related crime focuses on measures to reduce re-offending. We intend to expand alcohol abstinence monitoring for offenders who are not serving prison sentences. I am therefore pleased to see in this report a number of interventions that aim to divert low level offenders from the Criminal Justice System, working with them to tackle the issues that so often include substance misuse."

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Prevention In Focus

Minister for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service, Kit Malthouse MP: "The best way to fight crime is to stop it happening in the first place. It is therefore my pleasure to contribute to this publication which showcases the vital leadership role PCCs play in galvanising the local response to preventing crime and serious violence, identifying vulnerability in their communities, and targeting support to prevent crime from happening."

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Putting Victims First In Focus

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Edward Argar MP: “The importance and unique nature of PCCs’ role, their passion for, understanding of, and dedication to their local areas and the people that live there are key to helping deliver our vision for victims. As Victims Minister I have been fortunate to have witnessed first-hand some of the fantastic and pioneering work being delivered by PCCs.”

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Serious Violence In Focus

Minister for Policing and the Fire Service (2017-19), Nick Hurd MP: "As a Government we have been working closely with police forces across the country and continue to provide support to help them tackle the rise in serious violence. I welcome this publication which shows how the PCCs are working to improve their communities.”

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