I am delighted to write to you with the news that I have today launched my Police and Crime Plan, aimed to make Dorset the safest county in England and Wales. The Plan can be viewed via the following link:
There are six priorities in my plan: Cut Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour; Make Policing More Visible and Connected; Fight Violent Crime and High Harm; Fight Rural Crime; Put Victims and Communities First; and Make Every Penny Count. Each of the priorities are underpinned by the manifesto commitments I made during the PCC campaign.
I have an unashamedly ambitious vision for Dorset and much of the Plan will only be achieved through bold and transformative activity. Some of this activity will take time, and skilful collaboration with partner agencies locally, regionally and nationally to realise. It is for this reason that I have set this Plan to cover two terms of office.
I wanted to become Police and Crime Commissioner because of the shared experiences I had with the people of Dorset. I saw it as my chance to make a real difference and that’s exactly what I intend to do – to make a real difference for my county, its residents, its businesses, and its communities.
I look forward to working with many of you over the coming months and years to make Dorset the safest county.
David Sidwick | Police & Crime Commissioner
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