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Commissioner keeps pledge to work with communities across Cleveland area
3:38pm Friday 1st February 2013 in News
A POLICE and Crime Commissioner has delivered on his pledge to ‘hit the ground running’ after attending 140 meetings in his first 41 working days.
Barry Coppinger has visited local communities and agencies involved with Cleveland Police on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.
He has met with community safety partnerships, the local Criminal Justice Board, local councils, and organisations involved in working with young people, supporting victims and witnesses, tackling honour-based violence and representing people with disabilities.
He said: “Throughout the election campaign and from day one of taking up the job I made clear my determination to listen to the views of all sections of the community and ensure that their views and concerns are reflected in the priorities for Cleveland Police.
“That is why one of my first actions was to announce the ‘Your Force, Your Voice’ initiative, the biggest-ever consultation exercise taken in the history of Cleveland Police, involving me getting out and meeting with the public in every one of the Force’s Neighbourhood Policing team areas.
“I’m pleased to say that the programme is well underway and I have been very pleased with the response from members of the public—both in terms of their willingness to come forward with their concerns and ideas on how we can improve the service…and the widely-held appreciation for work undertaken by our neighbourhood teams.”
Information on the ‘Your Force, Your Voice’ programme is available on the PCC’s website www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk
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