Tackling crime in Buckinghamshire 2017-2020
There are a lot of organisations involved in keeping us safe from crime and each have their own responsibilities. For example, the role of the Police includes investigating a crime and catching the offender. The role of Probation is to supervise offenders.
Crime is changing. On a day to day basis we deal with issues such as anti-social behaviour, burglary and car crime. However, there is increasing awareness of the dangers facing some of our most vulnerable residents such as children, older people and people with specific health or learning needs. There are agencies and departments who deal specifically with certain areas of crime. For example, in Buckinghamshire:
-Environmental Health deals with noise nuisance
-The Youth Offending Service works with children who are involved in the criminal justice system
-Road Safety Teams deal with speeding and other dangerous behaviours (e.g. texting & drinking)
-The Police employ Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in our neighbourhoods
-The Police and Crime Commissioner (elected) works to improve the relationship of the public with the police
-The Drug and Alcohol team oversee substance misuse services
What all this means is that Community Safety Partnerships need to ensure they are using their resources in a way that does not duplicate or conflict with existing work. It also encourages our partners to make best use of their skills.
Against this backdrop the Community Safety partners across Buckinghamshire are looking for your feedback (April 2017-March 2020). Following the consultation last year we agreed 4 priorities and that this should sit in a 3 year plan in recognition of the greater investment needed into a more complex criminal environment we see today (e.g. exploitation of vulnerable people). It is important for us to consult within Buckinghamshire every year to check views have not changed since last year.
To take part, please go to https://www.research.net/r/safeinbucks