Nominations have now closed for candidates and we have a clear picture of who is standing in which police force areas. Our analysis of candidates' manifestos shows that the three most common priorities for candidates are supporting neighbourhood policing, tackling anti-social behaviour and supporting victims of crime.
As I have mentioned before, councils will be crucial partners in helping deliver these priorities and at a time of reduced resources across the public sector, building strong links with partners will be important to maintain a collective focus on driving down crime.
We are committed to ensuring we do all we can at a national level to support this and our partnership with the APCC is just one of the ways we will ensure we pursue the shared interests of PCCs and local authorities.
As a result of the positive feedback you have given me about these bulletins, I am pleased to say we will be continuing with monthly briefings after the elections. All the briefings issued so far are all available on our website www.local.gov.uk/pcc.
I wish you good luck over the final few weeks of your campaigns.
Councillor Mehboob Khan
One of the most significant developments in policing practice over the past decade has been the rise of neighbourhood policing. This briefing outlines why supporting neighbourhood partnerships will be a vital tool for PCCs in tackling local issues.
Police and crime commissioner candidates are being offered a complimentary place to attend the three events below. Please contact us to book your place:
29 October 2012