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The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to making Government’s plans to protect victims and make communities safer, a reality in West Mercia.

The Beating Crime Plan focuses on ensuring every crime matters, every victim matter and every neighbourhood matters. Nationally a number of measures will be introduced to make communities more secure and ensure confidence in policing. These includes giving the police more resources and powers, ensuring all communities have a named police contact and investment in early intervention and prevention.

These measures support the existing work being delivered by the Commissioner across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, as part of his continuing Safer West Mercia plan.

Commissioner John Campion said “These plans demonstrate at a national level, the commitment from our Government to make our communities safer. I am pleased to see the focus on victims and communities, visible policing, accountability and tackling crime at the root.  

These extra tools, and extra commitment and focus will help to support the work I am already delivering locally. I have already demonstrated my commitment to victims and communities through the delivery of my Safer West Mercia Plan, the Community Charter and the investments I have made. I am committed to ensuring these extra resources, which build on the recent uplift in police officers, are used effectively to continue to improve the service for the public.”