Working with communities to make Northamptonshire Safer
I am in the process of writing my first joint plan for Northamptonshire’s Police Force and Fire and Rescue Service and I want to hear views from as many people as possible living and working in our wonderful county.
It is clearer to me than ever before that the problems that affect Northamptonshire will never be solved by any one organisation. I want Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to collaborate wherever it makes sense to do so, out in our communities, to make this county as safe as it can be.
For the first time, this is a plan for police and fire, reflecting my responsibility to set the strategic direction for both services in Northamptonshire. It is not an exhaustive list of all the activity that will happen, but it is intended to set the key priorities for both organisations
The priorities proposed are:
A number of objectives are set out under each of these priorities for the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer to deliver jointly and with partners.
We have achieved a great deal since setting out the last Police and Crime Plan four years ago. I am proud that I have been able to invest in policing, with more officers to deliver neighbourhood policing. I am proud that I have been able to bring stability and development to improve the service that our firefighters provide. I am grateful to everyone in both organisations for the work they do, and I value the commitment they make. But I set them the same challenge that I set myself – to build on the work we have done so far and be more visible in our communities, to build trust and confidence and make Northamptonshire safer.
I would be grateful if you could feed back your views by completing our short survey, which can be found here.
This short survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and will close on 11.59pm on Sunday 7th of November 2021.
Message Sent By Helen Franks
(Northants Office of Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Social Media Engagement Officer, Northamptonshire)