Posted on 6th November 2012
Derbyshire Police Authority will hold its final meeting on Thursday 8 November, bringing it closer to the end of an era in policing history.
The Authority will finally cease to exist on 22 November, the day the new Police and Crime Commissioner takes over the reins of police governance for the county. Until then, the Authority remains at the helm – fully committed to handing over an organisation that is strongly performing and in good shape.
Thursday’s meeting – to be held at 10.30am at Police Headquarters in Butterley Hall, Ripley – will ask members to consider some of the Authority’s key achievements in recent years. It will also look at the fall in crime with the county recording an overall 40 per cent reduction in crime in the past nine years.
Members of the public are welcome to observe this historic meeting.
Mr Hickson said: “We are bowing out at a time when crime is in its ninth consecutive year of reduction and services are improving, even with reduced resources. We are confident that all the hard work of recent years will be invaluable in continuing to make Derbyshire a safer place for those living, working or visiting the county.”
Items for consideration will include Chief Constable Mick Creedon’s performance overview and his report on the Force’s Strategic Risk Seminar. The seminar outlines the county’s most significant threats which are evaluated with the help of views from partners and the public. Mr Creedon is expected to emphasise the effective approach that the Force has taken in relation to risk and threat – evidenced by nine consecutive years of crime reduction.
The seven top priority threat areas identified for 2013/14 were alcohol-related harm, drugs, antisocial behaviour and safeguarding children followed by acquisitive crime and offender management, domestic abuse and organised crime groups.
The top five risks identified were cyber crime, new and emerging communities, economic crime, domestic abuse and drugs.
The findings from the Seminar will be used to help shape the development of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s first Police and Crime Plan. They are also fed directly into the Force’s strategic planning processes. Members will hear that, in line with public expectations of the police service, the seminar emphasised that the Force’s continued focus is to ‘prevent and reduce crime, attack criminality and protect the vulnerable.’
A report on the transition of power to the Police and Crime Commissioner will be put before the meeting, including the latest information on post election project planning.
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