Pursuing all reasonable lines of enquiry
Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Donna Jones, said:
“I welcome the clarity from the Home Secretary and Policing Minister and their clear expectations for police to pursue all crimes where there is evidence available. The relentless pursuit of criminals is something Police and Crime Commissioners are wholly committed to, prioritising this in their local Police and Crime Plans and through making funds available to forces to bolster capabilities.
“As the voice of the public, PCCs are committed to making communities a safer place whilst ensuring that public confidence in their local police force increases. The public rightly expect crimes to be investigated especially where there is evidence available.
“The commitment from police forces to follow evidential lines of enquiry, particularly in relation to acquisitive crime, is a vital step in building on the public’s trust and confidence in policing and ensuring a zero-tolerance approach to those criminals who blight our communities.”