Update from West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner
View this email in your browser
VIDEO: Improving police and fire collaboration

I will soon be responsible for the governance of Hereford and Worcester, and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Services, after my proposals to deliver more efficient and effective emergency services were approved by the Home Secretary. As outlined by the Policing and Fire Minister Nick Hurd this is a real opportunity to improve the services provided to local people. He said "The proposals will encourage joint working, sharing of best practice and innovative thinking"

As this video shows, this is already happening through initiatives like joint training where the emergency organisations can work together, building skills, sharing experiences, and adopting a problem solving approach. This is something I'm looking forward to doing more of in the future, to deliver the best services for our communities. 
Criminal Justice Reform 

Tougher sentences for domestic abuse and a crackdown on criminal activity               

Read more on Domestic Abuse...                  
Read more on Prison Reform... 
Support for Veterans

My £25,000 investment to strengthen pathways and support for veterans

Prison Officers get Behind the Badge        

With nearly 7,500 assaults in a year, I'm linking in with prisons to encourage a reduction in violence.                      
Read more..                                                           
Selfless Special Seriously Injured

Brave Special Constable Ben Perry was involved in a collision while helping a member of the public.

Read more..
VIDEO:  Focus on Child Sexual Exploitation.

Keeping vulnerable young people safe remains a top priority for myself, the police and other partners.  Since taking office I have ensured more resources have gone into protecting vulnerable people and more training has taken place, as outlined in this video 
I have reinforced victim services to ensure specialist support is now available to all victims of sexual violence. Those victims are actively encouraged to come forward to seek support and justice. New projects to prevent these crimes ever happening are now in place, working with community partners including schools to identify vulnerable children and keep them safe.
There is no denial that this horrific crime is happening in our communities now and has been for many years. That acknowledgement, along with recent improvements, means more cases are now being reported, more victims are getting help, more criminals are being caught, and more children are being protected. That progress needs to be sustained and improved further.
A national review of child sexual exploitation is being carried out and we await its findings. In the meantime, I would stress that these crimes are not limited to any one part of our society. This is an issue for communities to acknowledge, understand and tackle nationwide. As a society, we must unite against criminals, not our own communities.
Your Views on Policing

I want your views range of subjects, including the visibility of local policing, relationships with officers and local crime priorities.  

Read more..
'Unimaginably Challenging' Investigation.

On behalf of our communities I'd like to thank all those involved in the investigation into the murder of 7 year old Archie Spriggs.

Outstanding Work for Communities.

Police officers, volunteers and member of the public made an outstanding contribution to keeping communities in Shropshire safe.

Read more on the Shropshire Awards...
Read more on the Pubwatch Awards...
Action Must be Taken Over Report

The Chief Constable shares my view that improvements must be made following a HMICFRS report.

VIDEO:  More Visible Policing For Communities

Through my investment in mobile technology and schemes such as mobile police stations, shown in this video, I am committed to ensuring the you get the access to the police, as and when you need it.

Community Ambassadors:

This month my Community Ambassadors have been out and about listening to community concerns. With visits to Addaction in Herefordshire, Pubwatch schemes, Justice In a Day events, youth initiatives and Commonwealth Day Celebrations, the Ambassadors have been busy right across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.   
Would you like to see where I will be this month? Check out my public engagements and community meetings on my website.
Follow us Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:
Read Later

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences