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Hampshire police commissioner Simon Hayes to unveil four-year plan
HAMPSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner is set to unveil his four-year plan to keep our communities safe.
Simon Hayes, who was elected in November, aims to improve frontline policing to deter criminals, place victims and witnesses at the heart of policing and wider criminal justice, work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and reduce reoffending.
Consultation events with members of the public influenced the commissioner’s process when devising the plan. He also held talks with community safety partners, who will help deliver the plan along with the police.
Mr Hayes said: “I am committed to working with partners and stakeholders to ensure the safety of the community and delivery of effective criminal justice.
“My vision is to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight even safer by improving community safety, cutting crime and reducing re-offending.
“I believe that by inclusion, community co-operation and consultation, we can work together to deliver the right outcomes.
“My challenge to the chief constable is for him to build on the areas of excellence around the two counties and reduce crime and the number of victims even further.
“The priorities in my plan have been driven by the views of the public. I will do my best to ensure that they are all delivered by the time my term of office ends.”
The plan will be unveiled at an event in Winchester on Thursday.