Cheshire Constabulary was recently rated as ‘outstanding’ for its work in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour and keeping the public of Cheshire safe. I’m proud of this fantastic record, not least given the consistent and extensive reduction in crime we’ve seen in the last few years.
The commitment that ‘We’re here for communities’ will be reinforced as we move to eight Local Policing Units, aligned to local authority boundaries. I believe the leadership provided in each LPU, led by a Chief Inspector responsible for a specific geographic area, will give a clear point of contact for the community and partner organisations. A dedicated team of police officers, PCSOs, Special Constables and police volunteers will ensure a major focus on bringing criminals to justice.
In a diverse force area such as Cheshire, with many rural communities outside the bigger towns, I’ll maintain my commitment to the Rural Crime Network, build on initiatives such as the mounted volunteers and develop the availability of interactive Police Contact Points to help people report crime and thereby help the police to solve crime.