Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader set to deliver plan

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The county’s first police and crime commissioner is set to deliver his final plan to the police and crime panel next week.

Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader has been listening to members of the public and organisations since taking over the role in January.

On Monday he will express his ideas on how to tackle policing issues in his Police and Crime Plan.

Sir Clive said: “I am now looking forward to delivering my plan, working with the public and partners, as well as the police of course, to deliver a safer Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

“At the same time, I will continue to build on feedback from all sections of the community.

“Although I have developed my plan to cover the next four years, I intend to refresh it in September.

“I have always said that its content is not written in stone and that it needs to take on board different and evolving needs and situations to ensure that our communities are safe.”

Sir Clive’s plan has six main themes aimed at improving community safety and driving down crime.

These are: reducing crime; making communities and neighbourhoods safer; mental health and wellbeing issues; dealing with offending and reoffending; supporting victims and witnesses; and protecting the vulnerable in society.

As well as reducing all types of crime, his plan’s policing priorities include providing a good quality of service and response to victims of crime and anti social behaviour, as well as creating a safe and supportive environment for the reporting of child abuse and sexual exploitation.

Other priorities include the demonstration of positive outcomes for victims of recorded domestic abuse, for victims of serious sexual offences and for victims of recorded hate crimes.

After spending four months on producing the plan, Sir Clive said he now intends to step up his visits and meetings with local communities.

He said: “It’s a crucial part of my role that I hear directly from them what is going on in their neighbourhoods and see for myself what the issues are in their area.

“Listening to our citizens and understanding what is important to them is the first step towards finding solutions and taking effective action on their behalf.

“It is my vision that Leicestershire Police will be ranked amongst the most effective police forces in the country.”