Tackling crime and reoffending
I will do this by:
- Tackling serious and organised crime including modern day slavery and cybercrime
- Improving engagement with all our communities to prevent and reduce crime
- Working with criminal justice and community safety partners on crime reduction initiatives
- Funding and supporting initiatives that help tackle crime and re-offending through grants and commissioning
- Continuing to support substance misuse initiatives
- Rolling out an Early Action prevention based approach with partners supporting vulnerable people with complex needs
- Tackling hate crime by encouraging reporting and providing a robust response to offences
- Promoting road safety with our partners countywide
- Helping to tackle anti-social behaviour
Tackling crime and re-offending is the core business of Lancashire Police as outlined in its mission to keep Lancashire safe. The ever-changing face of crime in Lancashire and across the country means that tackling crime and preventing offending cannot be done by the police working alone.
We have multi-agency work taking place to tackle significant issues such as sexual exploitation of children, modern day slavery, and cybercrime.
And the public continue to have a significant role to play both through citizens in policing programmes and local watch schemes.
Partners across the public sector are working together in community safety partnerships on a range of initiatives to tackle crime and reduce offending. I have maintained funding for community safety partnerships and they are being encouraged to share best practice and work together on projects to improve local areas.