This page contains examples of the work that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are doing to make a positive and lasting difference in their local communities.
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.
Violence Reduction Units In Focus
Done in collaboration with the Home Office, this digital report demonstrates how 18 Violence Reduction Units are tackling crime and making communities safer by providing a multi-agency public health approach.
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."
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.”
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."
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."
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.”
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.”
🎉VRUs In Focus has landed!@matthew_barber said: "Serious violence is a community issue and requires a host of partners to tackle it...some of @TV_VRU is a continuation of business as usual, but with the added value of a multi-agency approach."
Fantastic to see Lancashire's Violence Reduction Network featured in the latest publication from @AssocPCCs. It is crucial that all parts of our society work together to tackle knife crime and serious violence head-on and make our communities safer. https://t.co/vNzTWIBItqpic.twitter.com/vRa1jyPGHI