Why do we have a plan?

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) must publish a Police and Crime Plan setting out the PCCs priorities and objectives for the policing area.

Thames Valley

The Thames Valley Police area is the largest non-metropolitan force area in England and Wales, covering the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

2.3 million Population population
18 Local authorities Local authorities
6 million Visitors a year Visitors a year
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This document provides the strategic priorities and objectives for crime and policing services across the Thames Valley, including the response to regional and national threats.

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The Plan draws upon a wide range of information from the police, community safety and criminal justice partners, the public and victims of crime. From this Plan the Chief Constable and other partners will develop their own annual service delivery plans.

How do we deliver our plan?

Cutting crime and making our community safer is a priority for all of us. As well as covering policing the unique role of the PCC extends further to include working with community safety and criminal justice partners to achieve the shared objectives of tackling crime, the causes of crime, and supporting victims.

To achieve our objectives the Office of the PCC work closely with

The PCC also has the following funds to help achieve his objectives (2015/16)

The PCC sets the policing council tax precept and receives the policing grant from the government which is then distributed to Thames Valley Police

£382.67 million

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Provided to local authorities to distribute to:

  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Drug and Alcohol Teams

£3.1 million

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The PCC has commissioned services to support victims of crime in the Thames Valley

£2.4 million

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Provided to voluntary and community groups who help achieve the Police and Crime Plan objectives and reduce crime

£239,995 to 54 organisations

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This document provides the strategic priorities and objectives for crime and policing services across the Thames Valley, including the response to regional and national threats.

Full plan READ FULL PLAN

The Plan draws upon a wide range of information from the police, community safety and criminal justice partners, the public and victims of crime. From this Plan the Chief Constable and other partners will develop their own annual service delivery plans.

Priority 1

Our priorities

1

Cut crimes that are of most concern to the public and reduce reoffending

This will be achieved by:

  • Effective investigation and enforcement
  • Working in partnership to tackle priority crimes
  • Maintaining the focus on domestic burglary, rural crime and violence
  • Dealing decisively with anti-social behaviour
  • Further embedding integrated offender management (IOM)
  • Reducing the impact of drugs and alcohol to tackle crime and reduce re-offending.

How we measure success

Priority 1...

Gun A reduction in the rate of priority crimes
Gavel A reduction in the reoffending rate of individuals identified within the Integrated Offender Management cohort
ASB A reduction in the level of reported anti-social behaviour
Handcuffs Maintain the outcome rate for cases of violence with injury, domestic burglary and rape above the level achieved in 2013/14
Syringe An increase in successful drug treatment completions
Priority 2

Our priorities

2

Protecting vulnerable people

This will be achieved by:

  • Agencies working together to tackle effectively all forms of human exploitation including child sexual exploitation
  • Working together to safeguard the most vulnerable people and communities including people with mental health difficulties
  • Protecting vulnerable women and girls from domestic abuse, sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

How we measure success

Priority 2...

Briefcase Develop and implement a local Mental Health Concordat
Reduce 50% Reduce by at least 50% the use of police custody as a S136 place of safety compared to 2013/14
Parent & child 5 Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASHs) set up and operational across Thames Valley
Judge Increase % of domestic abuse related violence with injury prosecution files submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service assessed as trial ready
Forecast Reduce the repeat rate of victimisation experienced by domestic violence victims on each local 'Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference' (MARAC) cohort
Priority 3

Our priorities

3

Work with partner agencies to put victims and witnesses at the heart of the Criminal Justice System

This will be achieved by:

  • Ensuring victims and witnesses receive the support they need to cope and recover
  • Ensuring victims and witnesses are not further harmed by the criminal justice process
  • Agencies providing victims and witnesses with the information they require
  • Providing victims with an opportunity to access restorative justice and community remedies.

How we measure success

Priority 3...

Support Introduction of commissioned support services for victims of sexual crime, domestic violence and young victims
Table Development of a commissioned, victim-centred, restorative justice service
File Increase the percentage of rape prosecution files submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service assessed as trial ready
Code of practice Development and implementation of a compliance framework for the Code of Practice for Victims
Thumb up An increase in overall victim satisfaction in the services received
Priority 4

Our priorities

4

Ensure police and partners are visible, act with integrity and foster the trust and confidence of communities

This will be achieved by:

  • Further promoting the ethos of neighbourhood policing
  • Establishing a process to monitor and encourage constructive challenge over the way complaints, integrity and ethics issues are handled by the police service
  • Delivering services that meet the needs of diverse communities across the area
  • Improving confidence in the criminal justice process.

How we measure success

Priority 4...

Inspect Establishment of a 'Complaints, Integrity and Ethics Panel' to monitor and review police handling of complaints made against TVP and the improvement of professionals
Tick list Ensure compliance with Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) statutory guidelines
Checklist Ensuring adoption and implementation of recommendations from serious case reviews
Police hat An increase in the hours of active duty worked by Special Constables
Priority 5

Our priorities

5

Communicate with the public to learn of their concerns, help to prevent crime and reduce their fear of crime

This will be achieved by:

  • Obtaining the views of communities and 'hard to reach' groups on policing and crime
  • Promoting crime reduction and prevention activities
  • Maximising the use of new technology to make it quicker, easier and more convenient for us to have a two-way communication with our communities
  • Engage with voluntary and community groups and listen to their concerns.

How we measure success

Priority 5...

People An increase in the number of people engaging with Thames Valley Alert
Target Increase the level of targeted engagement activity
Crowd Establish voluntary, community, social enterprise sector (VCSE) panels to help identify their concerns
Document Police and Crime Commissioner signs the VCSE Compact
Tick list A review of Neighbourhood Policing against emerging best practice
Priority 6

Our priorities

6

Protect the public from serious organised crime, terrorism and internet based crime

This will be achieved by:

  • Working with partners and national agencies to reduce harm caused to communities by serious organised crime
  • Counter the threat posed by terrorism
  • Promote awareness of internet based 'cyber-crime' and improve online safety.

How we measure success

Priority 6...

Chart The number of successful disruptions of serious organised crime groups
Crowd speech Ensure community safety partnerships are engaged in tackling serious organised crime across Thames Valley
Barcode Improvements to the 'Action Fraud' process identified and implemented
UK Working with regional and national to develop and improve the Force's response to cyber crime
Wallet The police achieving a minimum of 168 cash detention orders
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Overarching objectives

  • Increasing efficiency and effectiveness of policing and other services
  • Improve partnership working and make effective use of collaboration opportunities
  • Adopt evidence based services/approaches
  • Improve transparency
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  • Increasing efficiency and effectiveness of policing and other services
  • Improve partnership working and make effective use of collaboration opportunities
  • Adopt evidence based services/approaches
  • Improve transparency
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