As Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, my primary aim is a simple one: to make Northamptonshire safer.
In order to ensure that everyone is working towards the same shared goal, I’ve already undertaken a great deal of work to ensure that Northamptonshire Police will play a central role in both the development and delivery of the new Police and Crime Plan for the county, rather than this simply being a strategy set by my team and I.
This is why – for the first time – a joint workshop for members of staff from the Force and my Office was held to develop ideas for a joint strategy. I want the force and my team to deliver the Police and Crime Plan, but I also want everyone to want to deliver it.
Northamptonshire is a large place. It’s home to nearly a quarter of a million people, there’s over 300,000 domestic properties and 268 parishes, which are joined together by a network of over 2500 miles of highways. Our current budget for policing Northamptonshire is around £122million. Although this might sound a lot, given the size our county and ever increasing challenges we face, it means we’ll have to make some difficult decisions on how our limited resources are allocated.
This is why the opinions and experiences of every single person in the county matters. Please do head to www.YourPCC.co.uk and let us know what you think.
Finally can I wish you all a Happy Christmas and should you need any help or assistance, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.