Crime and disorder are symptoms of often deeply rooted societal issues that cannot be resolved by policing alone. Consequently, one of the most important ways in which the Police and Crime Commissioner ensures that community needs across Warwickshire are met, is by working in partnership with a range of agencies at a local, regional and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime, local community safety priorities are joined up, and there is an efficient and effective criminal justice system for the county.
By taking a leading role in local partnership arrangements the Commissioner can help agencies become more visible in the local area and help align and coordinate action to address cross-cutting issues. This requires the Commissioner, his Deputy, or a representative from his Office, to engage and collaborate with a range of local statutory, voluntary and third-sector partners to agree how to best meet local need, and in turn, to ensure that appropriate steps are taken that result in positive outcomes for victims/survivors of crime and positive change for local communities that make them safer.
Whilst bringing offenders to justice and holding them to account for their actions is rightfully important, ‘prevention’ is the cornerstone of the partnership approach in Warwickshire. By taking a problem-solving approach that targets the causes of criminality and anti-social behaviour, our partnerships seek to break the generational cycle of offending to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
The Commissioner and his Office work closely with a wide range of partnerships locally, regionally and nationally. The sections on this page highlight a small example of those locally within Warwickshire. Please contact email@example.com for further information about these or for information about those that are not listed.