Hampshire’s crime commissioner to set out his plan

COMMISSIONER Simon Hayes
COMMISSIONER Simon Hayes

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THE county’s crime commissioner is due to set out his policing plans for the next four years.

Simon Hayes, police and crime commissioner for Hampshire, is set to launch his police and crime plan for 2013 to 2017.

In a web chat with The News earlier this week, Mr Hayes vowed to do more to protect victims of crime and reduce the number of offenders.

One Thursday, he will unveil his four-year plan at a ‘key stakeholder’ event in Winchester, before it is implemented on April 1.

It will focus on improving frontline policing to deter criminals and keep communities safe, placing victims and witnesses at the heart of policing and wider criminal justice system, working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and reducing reoffending.

Mr Hayes said: ‘I’m committed to working with partners and stakeholders to ensure the safety of the community and delivery of effective criminal justice.

‘I believe 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 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 they are all delivered by the time my term ends.’