Preventing Crime & Building Partnerships
The APCC supports PCCs to develop prevention initiatives that can reduce crime and the number of victims. The Association also supports PCCs in their work with local partners in areas relating to vulnerability such as social care, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, and police custody. Furthermore, the APCC has established portfolio activities relating to high volume and high harm areas of crime and policing including serious violence, anti-social behaviour, road safety and business and retail crime.
We also provide dedicated advice and support to PCCs who take on governance responsibilities for Fire and Rescue Services.
Our priorities for prevention and partnerships are to support PCCs to:
- Lead prevention work locally, guided by a growing evidence base of what works and working with local partners to address community concerns.
- Collaborate with partners to address vulnerability and support those with complex needs, including those with addiction and mental health concerns, and reducing the non-crime demands on policing.
- To support PCC led collaboration with emergency services and to progress Commissioner’s role in Fire and Rescue Service governance.
APCC Lead comments on the British Retail Consortium’s Crime Survey Report
APCC PUBLISH DEEP DIVE REVIEW ON DELIVERING THE NATIONAL DRUGS STRATEGY VIA COMBATING DRUGS PARTNERSHIPS
APCC CHAIR COMMENTS ON POST OFFICE SCANDAL
ONS stats reveal a rise in drug-related deaths
APCC response to deaths being linked to street drugs stronger than heroin
The APCC welcomes the government response to the fire reform White Paper and consultation, 12th December, 2023
APCC supports national Christmas drink and drug driving campaign
APCC Leads respond to government’s announced ban on twenty dangerous drugs
APCC Leads respond to the Government’s response to the Home Affairs Select Committee report on Drug Policy
APCC Business & Retail Crime Lead, Katy Bourne OBE
Katy Bourne OBE launches Pegasus
ASB Awareness Week video: 'Out of Darkness'
Resources and Publications
A review of the experiences of PCCs and police representatives on delivering the National Drugs Strategy via Combating Drugs Partnerships.
A Guide to Taking a Public Health Approach for PCCs and their Offices.
The APCC’s work on preventing crime and building partnerships is developed through eight policy portfolios: