Monday, 18 February 2013


Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes will be bringing his Police and Crime Plan consultation road-show to Barrow.

Mr Rhodes will be on Wednesday 20th February at The Forum from 10am – 12pm.  Mr Rhodes is inviting people to go along and share their views about his proposed policing priorities for the next four years.
Mr Rhodes has already started to listen to the concerns and needs of the public in Cumbria and has agreed with the Constabulary on the following proposed priorities for his plan:
·         Ensure Cumbria remains a safe place to live, work and visit by keeping crime at low levels, particularly violent crime, burglary and theft
·         Reduce the impact antisocial behaviour has on our communities
·         Reduce the impact of alcohol misuse on our communities
·         Tackle the problem of drug supply in the county
·         Reduce harm by tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence
·         Keep our rural communities safe by tackling crime and disorder in rural areas
·         Provide justice for the victim by detecting crime and bringing criminals to justice
·         Reduce adult and youth offending and reoffending by addressing offender behaviour and promoting the use of restorative justice
·         Establish a collaborative approach to providing support and assistance to vulnerable veterans to assist them to remain clear of criminal activity
·         Give due consideration to public opinion in policing matters by establishing an Office of Public Engagement
          Ensure victims of crime have access to support and redress and establish an Office of Victim Support

Richard Rhodes said “A key responsibility is listening to the views of the people of Cumbria and using them to influence the future policing in the county.  It would be really helpful if as many people as possible could come along on Wednesday and share their views with me.  If you are unable to attend, please visit the website to take part in an online survey or alternatively please come along to one of the other road shows in the County.  Please take the time to make sure your views are known as it is ‘Your Police, Your Say’.”

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes will be at the  Forum, Duke Street, Barrow on Wednesday 20th February 10-12pm.

To access the survey please go to

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