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Bury residents help shape Commissioner’s first police and crime plan

Press release   •   Apr 03, 2013 10:50 BST

Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has published his first police and crime plan today (Thursday 28 March).

The plan sets out nine priorities for policing in Greater Manchester over the next three years and has come about after Tony spoke to thousands of people to find out how we can work together to build safer communities.

The objectives provide a framework for how the police will work together with local people and partner agencies, including local councils and the NHS, to make Greater Manchester safer.

Tony said: “There are some really good examples of partnership working in Bury and I have seen first hand the positive impact this is having on local people. I recently joined local councillors and residents on an operation in Bury to see first hand the work that is going on to target criminality and make communities safer. This highlighted how vital it is for the police, partners and the community to stand together to drive crime out of our neighbourhoods. It’s this determination and working together which is central to my plan and is key to turning my vision of building the safest communities in Britain become reality.

“Now the plan has been published that’s not it, job done. My job is just beginning and as your Police and Crime Commissioner I will bring together the key players whose job it is to keep us safe and we can start to turn this vision into reality.”

Councillor Mike Connolly, Leader of Bury Council, said: "We warmly welcome this plan, and share Tony's thoughts on how important it is to connect with our local communities. Crime, and the fear of crime, are always high among people's concerns, and we are looking forward to working with Tony and the police to seeing these priorities implemented. We have already had good news about extra resources coming to Bury, which we are sure will be welcomed by our residents."

Bury Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Caroline Ball said: "This plan is a great opportunity to build on the good work that has taken place in Bury over the last few years and it's strength is that it represents the views of the people that matter, the public. We will continue to work closely with our partners and the people of Bury to deliver the objectives set out in the Commissioner's plan. It is important that victims of crime and incidents such as anti-social behaviour, are central to the action we take to help them. We will play our part in assuring good service to the public and making Bury a great place to be."

BURY COUNCIL

The nine objectives are:

  • Driving down crime
  • Building and strengthening partnerships
  • Tackling anti-social behaviour
  • Protecting vulnerable people
  • Putting victims at the centre
  • Dealing effectively with terrorism, serious crime and organised criminality
  • Maintaining public safety, dealing with civil emergencies and emerging threats
  • Building confidence in policing services
  • Protecting the police service

The plan can be read at www.gmpcc.org.uk/plan

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Issued: 28 March 2013.