Safer Streets fund is building confidence in police
The Home Office has today, Wednesday 11 January, released their findings from the evaluation of the first round of Safer Streets funding.
To date, £120 million has been awarded enabling PCCs to invest in local initiatives alongside partners to improve community safety and prevent crime.
The findings show that the money invested into local initiatives is helping to build confidence in the police, with residents in these areas more likely to think their local police are doing a good or excellent job.
In response to the findings, APCC Chair Marc Jones, said:
“We are pleased to see that the work we do as Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) is making a tangible difference in our communities and improving the public’s confidence in policing.
“The Safer Streets Fund allows us as PCCs to work with our local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighborhood and acquisitive crime, investing in preventative approaches to make our communities safer.
“We have witnessed firsthand the positive impact these preventative initiatives have had in supporting victims, tackling anti-social behaviour, embedding vital community safety projects and helping to tackle violence against women and girls.
“We look forward to continuing this work alongside our partners, preventing crime and making a real difference to the lives of those in our communities.”