County police’s four-year plan

A policing strategy for the next four years has been unveiled by the outgoing police authority.

The document explains how the Constabulary aims to make the county safer while adjusting to the tough financial environment.

The plan sets out five core aims which will influence and guide every decision made by the Force and help it to provide top quality services.

These are: protecting the vulnerable, attacking criminality, providing reassurance, preventing and reducing crime and delivering value for money.

Philip Hickson, chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, which will be replaced by an elected Police and Crime Commissioner in November, said: “We are pleased that, despite current pressures, the plan is so positive.

“It shows that the Authority continues to challenge and test the force.

“In our view, the implementation of this year’s publication will continue the good work of the past few years and put the incoming Commissioner in the best possible place for the future, while meeting our local communities’ needs and expectations.”

Chief Constable Mick Creedon added: “We have a much smaller workforce now due to the spending cuts but I know that every member of the Derbyshire Constabulary – police officers, police staff, police community support officers and volunteer special constables – are committed to support this plan and further improve the service we deliver.”

lThe plan, the final such publication before the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner publishes their Police and Crime Plan for Derbyshire shortly after the elections in November, can be viewed at: www.policeauthority.derbyshire.police.uk and www.derbyshire.police.uk .