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Hampshire's new police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes unveils mission
10:47am Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
HAMPSHIRE’S new Police and Crime Commissioner has unveiled his four-year plan to keep the county safe.
Simon Hayes, pictured, officially launched his Police and Crime Plan last night.
Mr Hayes, who was elected in November, revealed the details of the strategy at Winchester’s Discovery Centre. There are four main priorities, including improving frontline policing to deter criminals and placing victims and witnesses at the heart of policing, rather than focussing on offenders.
Mr Hayes also plans to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by three per cent in 2013/14 and reduce the rate of re-offending.
Mr Hayes said: “It is my opportunity to show how I intend to keep the promise I made to our communities when I took office – ensuring that the police are able to continue cutting crime and protecting the public.”
The plan will be implemented from April 1.