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Every crime matters at the heart of PCC plan

The belief that 'every crime matters, every contact counts' is at the heart of the updated Police and Crime Plan.

Published today by Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl, the plan also outlines Gloucestershire Constabulary's commitment to protecting the environment, safe, social roads and helping young and old people.

Mr Surl, who published his first Police and Crime Plan when he was elected in 2012, said the plan sets out his vision for the force.

Read the Police and Crime Commissioner's annual report in the latest online Punchline magazine 

He said: "At its heart is the voice and thoughts of the public. As we adjust to the harshest and most severe peacetime crisis in living memory, our ability and need to adapt.

"It takes into account the changing world, and the world is changing, but it also gets back to the basic things you expect from the police.

"Probably for the first time, the Constabulary's plans and my plans are absolutely lined up."

He said that while Gloucestershire remains one of the safest places in the country to live, Gloucestershire police would strive to understand and meet the reasonable expectations of the public.

"The new mantra, agreed with the Chief Constable, is that every crime matters and every contact counts," he said.

The police, the Chief Constable and myself are absolutely committed to making sure the police will deal with every single crime reported to them to a certain extent.

"Every crime will matter to this organisation and every victim will be treated respectfully and with a lot of care."

He continued: "We wanted to make some changes because we have learned how to do things better. What was safe and social driving has been retitled safe and social roads to include the horse-riding community, the motorcycling community, pedestrians, road users and so on - it's become more refined and more targeted.

"And we've made a green and pleasant county a priority rather than just a commitment. That will go right up the agenda.

You can read the full Police and Crime Plan at gloucestershire-pcc.gov.uk/ 

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