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Priorities 2022-24

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Giles Orpen-Smellie's Police, Crime & Community Safety Plan sets out six priorities - built on six pillars - which detail what he will expect Norfolk Constabulary to deliver over the next two years and how, through a network of partnerships, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will ensure the right support is available for Norfolk’s communities.

The six priorities fall into the following categories, with detailed objectives under each one featured in the plan.

You can watch the our short video below for an overview of the priorities or read on for more detail:

The key priorities are:

Sustain Norfolk Constabulary

  • Maintaining an effective and efficient policing service
  • Continue to invest in and support officer and all police staff’s health and well-being
  • Equipping all the workforce with modern and innovative tools and technology
  • Achieving best value from police and OPCC funding
  • Delivering an effective Estate Management Strategy
  • Designing policing services to 2030 and beyond
  • Continued collaboration with other blue light services

Visible and Trusted Policing

  • Improving public trust and confidence in policing
  • Delivering effective neighbourhood policing
  • Delivering accessibility through active and focused engagement in our communities
  • Delivery of a responsive and modern first contact to calls for service
  • Raise the profile and public awareness of the role of the PCC/OPCC
  • Active promotion of national and local campaigns across the county

Tackling Crime

  • Promote a co-ordinated county wide response to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to tackle high harm behaviours/criminality with a focus on domestic abuse, rape and serious sexual offences
  • Being effective in tackling serious and organised crime (including fraud and cyber-crime affecting Norfolk)
  • Delivering an effective response to the county lines threat affecting Norfolk’s communities and the vulnerable
  • Work in partnership to tackle agricultural crimes (such as hare coursing, farm machinery theft and livestock worrying)

Prevent Offending

  • Develop and deliver effective diversionary schemes for offenders (high harm and volume)
  • Work in partnership to safeguard vulnerable adults and children
  • Work in partnership to ensure offenders are managed effectively in the community
  • Reduce the revolving door of crime by putting in place the support needed to reduce re-offending
  • Strengthen early intervention and preventative approaches to crime in the county and reduce first time entrants into criminal justice

Support Victims

  • Improving the provision of entitlements set out in the Victims’ Code of Practice
  • Deliver high quality investigations to support the right outcomes for victims
  • Work in partnership to commission effective services that support victims of high harm crime
  • Implement and develop the Norfolk integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NiDAS) and review the provision of services for sexual violence victims
  • Improving victim’s experience of the criminal justice system and raise confidence to report crimes
  • Safeguarding vulnerable victims of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Safer and Stronger Communities

  • Supporting road users to be safer on our roads
  • Working with partners and communities to prevent crime and harm
  • Early identification and diversion to the appropriate agencies for those suffering with Mental Health issues
  • Promote crime prevention initiatives
  • Increasing volunteering opportunities within the community to help policing