As part of their commitment to local communities, the Staffordshire Commissioner has made money available to improve community safety, reduce crime and disorder and to increase public confidence. Applications to the Proceeds of Crime Fund or the People Power Fund should meet at least one of the Council’s local community safety priorities:-
Newcastle-under-Lyme community safety priorities for 2020/23:
- Early intervention and prevention around substance misuse and mental ill health
- Providing appropriate and sustained support for victims and their families
- Tackling anti-social behaviour
- Prevention and disruption of youth violence
- Prevention and disruption of child sexual exploitation
Applications should also support one or more of the five priority areas set out in the Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy.(External Link)
Safer, fairer, united communities strategy priorities:-
- Modern and transformed policing
- Early intervention
- Supporting victims and witnesses
- Managing offenders
- Public confidence
Safer Neighbourhood Panels (SNPs) have been established in each district of The County by Staffordshire Commissioner's Office. This follows the success of the Ethics, Transparency and Audit Panel which tests the accuracy of crime recording, examines the response of police to incidents and analyses the way they handle complaints about policing.
The panels will make sure policing in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is open and transparent, giving local people the chance to influence how their area is policed.
Details of key contacts for further information are located on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website or by contacting the Office of the Staffordshire Commissioner on 01785 232246.
Last updated 12 July 2021