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Jane Kennedy publishes plans for Merseyside Police

Merseyside / April 11

Jane Kennedy, Police Commissioner for Merseyside, has published her Police and Crime Plan for 2013-2017, a document that sets out her priorities for Merseyside Police over the coming years.

Jane Kennedy, Police Commissioner for Merseyside, has published her Police and Crime Plan for 2013-2017, a document that sets out her priorities for Merseyside Police over the coming years.

The Plan details Commissioner Kennedy’s priorities, agreed with the Chief Constable, including a focus on serious and organised crime, improved support for victims and an emphasis on visible and accessible neighbourhood policing, and sets out how Merseyside Police will go about tackling these issues.

It also contains information on the allocation of both the policing budget and the Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant, formerly given to Local Authorities and Community Safety Partnerships, so that the public can see how resources are being distributed, as well as details of the Police Commissioner’s Fund; a charitable grant to be given to organisations that help to reduce crime and improve community safety in their areas.

Jane Kennedy said, “The plan is an opportunity to demonstrate to the people of Merseyside that I am focussing on the issues that they tell me matter to them. It shows my commitment to working in partnership with all those who can help reduce crime in order to ensure we are making the most of the resources available and providing the best service possible. I will be working closely with the Chief Constable to make sure the plan is delivered effectively. I will continue to listen to feedback from the public across Merseyside to ensure they are happy with the results.”

To view the Police and Crime Plan click here.