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PCC Outlines New Commitment to Tackling Serious and Organised Crime

John Campion is proposing a “relentless” new approach to tackling serious and organised crime in West Mercia.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s new proposals include:

  • Measures to better protect the most vulnerable people in our communities
  • Ensuring ‘relentless disruption’ and tough, targeted enforcement action against the criminals who seek to harm our communities
  • Ensuring criminals are stripped of illegal assets and money, and then reinvesting it into our communities
  • Improved partnership working and information sharing to create a ‘borderless’ approach, and tackle the root causes of serious and organised crime

John Campion said: “The impact of crimes such as child sexual abuse, county lines drug trades, modern slavery and human trafficking can be devastating. They can destroy individuals and damage entire communities.”

“We need to better support victims. We need local and national partners to work together more. We need to empower our communities to work closer with the police. Most of all perhaps, we need to be very clear that our police will be relentless in disrupting this offending, and bringing criminals to justice.”

“West Mercia remains a comparatively safe place, but we are not immune to serious and organised crime. This plan outlines how I will play my part and work with others to ensure our communities are safer and feel safer”.

The Commissioner’s strategy was out for consultation until 15th August 2019.

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