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Achieving Safer Fairer United Communities (Summary 0.4mb) has to be a joint effort. The strategy is about how different organisations and the public go about making a real and sustained difference to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and improving community.

The nature of crime, keeping communities safe and being able to respond to broader social issues is complex, so no single agency can achieve what needs to be done alone. Public agencies, the voluntary sector, businesses and communities themselves all need to be bold and work together to achieve success for the people of Staffordshire. Local solutions for local communities are also necessary, understanding that Staffordshire’s communities are not all the same, and a one-size fits all approach will not work.

It’s now time to raise ambitions and take innovation a step further than ever before.  This strategy sets out how this can be done together and how everyone has a part to play.

What’s needed?

  • !important; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat !important;">a recognition of the needs and priorities of Staffordshire so that what’s done is backed up by evidence, intelligence and an understanding of what will work
  • !important; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat !important;">a new and more mature relationship with Central Government based on a willingness to be flexible, try new approaches and ensure local solutions are supported as appropriate
  • !important; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat !important;">galvanising of support to make sure that all partners are working together to achieve a common goal
  • !important; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat !important;">building on what has been done already, recognising success and achievement.


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Policing and Crime in Staffordshire

MarketStaffordshire is recognised as a relatively safe place to be with crime generally reducing. However, parts of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have higher levels of crime and anti-social behaviour that need to be targeted.

There are also big challenges ahead that bring risk to this broadly positive picture; the squeeze on public sector finances, the risk of terrorism and serious organised crime and the changing nature of crime such as cyber-crime.

Amongst the Police and Crime Commissioner’s responsibilities is the ‘totality of policing’ across Staffordshire and a requirement to ensure that the police contribution to meeting the broader outcomes of this strategy are efficient, effective and responsive.

This means the Police and Crime Commissioner will:

  • !important; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat !important;">set the overarching vision and strategic objectives for Staffordshire Police
  • !important; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat !important;">set the policing budget and the amount of council tax for policing purposes (the precept)
  • !important; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat !important;">ensure the Chief Constable delivers policing priorities, in line with the direction set out in this document.



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