Police and Crime Plan consultation
The consultation is now closed.
The PCC's Police and Crime Plan consultation ran from 26 July to 20 August 2021. Thank you to all Norfolk residents who took part. PCC Giles Orpen-Smellie is now considering all feedback as he develops his Police and Crime Plan for Norfolk, which he will take to the county's Police and Crime Panel later in the year.
Giles Orpen-Smellie was elected to serve as your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in May 2021 and one of his primary responsibilities is to publish a Police and Crime Plan. This plan sets out what the priorities must be for Norfolk Constabulary throughout the course of this PCC term in order to keep Norfolk residents safe.
The PCC is legally required to produce and publish their Police and Crime Plan within their first year of office.
PCCs are directly elected to be the voice of the people and to deliver on the people’s priorities. They are responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account to ensure the priorities are being met – supporting the Constabulary to continue delivering the service people expect and need, but also challenging when required and representing the residents they serve.
As your PCC, Giles now wants to hear from the people of Norfolk on what their policing priorities are so that their views can help him shape his new Police and Crime Plan.
The consultation will run from Monday 26 July until Friday 20 August 2021.
A message from the PCC
“As your Police and Crime Commissioner, I am responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account for operational policing. One of the ways I achieve this is by developing a Police and Crime Plan that takes account of the local policing priorities that matter to you.
When you take part in my survey I will be able to use your responses, along with information from the Chief Constable and other partner organisations, to inform the development of my Police and Crime Plan.
This plan will set out the policing objectives for the county for the next three years and will demonstrate how I, as your PCC, will work with other key stakeholders and partners to help keep Norfolk safe.
This is your chance to have your say and to make your voice heard about what matters most to you. I’m keen to hear from as many people across Norfolk as possible, so please do take the opportunity to share what you believe should be the priorities for our county and for our police service.”
Proposed priorities for Norfolk
PCC Giles Orpen-Smellie is proposing six core priorities for Norfolk and is inviting feedback on to what extent local people agree with those priorities.
The priorities are:
- Increase police capability to deliver visible and effective policing
- Tackle high harm crime, particularly domestic abuse, rape, serious sexual offences and drugs
- Disrupt serious and organised crime causing harm to communities
- Put victims of crime first through implementation of the new Victims' Code (which sets out victims' rights along with the minimum standards of service that organisations like the police must provide to them)
- Make Norfolk's roads safer for all who use them
- Work in partnership to prevent and reduce crime.
The PCC is also asking Norfolk residents to share with him their suggestions for anything else they would like to see included in the Police and Crime Plan, which will begin in April 2022.
Views can be shared with the PCC through the Police and Crime Plan survey which will be live between 26 July 2021 and 20 August 2021.
Paper copies of the survey are available on request. If you would like a paper copy or require the consultation information in an alternative format, please get in touch.