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Work together effectively with other police forces and key partners to provide better services to local people

I plan to collaborate in order to make best possible use of limited public sector resources and optimise the delivery of services to our communities.

Key Objectives What do we plan to achieve by 2020

Work to strengthen partnerships in order to intervene early
Work together to effectively build safer, stronger and more cohesive communities
Work closely with other public bodies to increase effectiveness and efficiency, enabling better service delivery and outcomes for local people
Work with police and partners to transform the local criminal justice service in order to make it effective and efficient and improve the experience of victims and witnesses
Better support offenders in their rehabilitation to reduce their risk of harm and prevent their re-offending
Work in partnership to deliver an Avon and Somerset approach to addressing disproportionality in the criminal justice service

Work to strengthen partnerships in order to intervene early

I will work with the Constabulary and key partners to take appropriate advantage of modern data analytical techniques, led by our new Data Science and Innovation Centre. This will help all agencies to make best use of their stretched resources with earlier and more targeted interventions. Knowledge gained through working alongside schools, youth clubs and young offending teams will help develop the right approach to protecting young people and the communities they are part of.

Work together to effectively build safer, stronger and more cohesive communities

Working in partnership with the Constabulary, Local Authorities and community groups, I will drive forward a range of initiatives to build strong and cohesive communities, tackle hate crime, increase confidence to report and build a relationship of trust between the police and the communities they serve.

Work closely with other public bodies to increase effectiveness and efficiency, enabling better service delivery and outcomes for local people

I will continue to support the Constabulary to engage in existing collaborations to tackle crime and deliver better value for money.

I will also seek to make the most of new opportunities for PCCs to work with other police forces, local criminal justice agencies and emergency services with the aim of driving efficiencies and improving services for local people. Core to this engagement will be in national enabling technical programmes in order to be better-able to share information.

I will strive to provide strong local leadership and forge effective partnerships with Community Safety Partnership (CSPs), Youth Offending Teams (YOTs), safeguarding and health partnerships to make best use of limited resources.

Work with police and partners to transform the local criminal justice service in order to make it effective and efficient and improve the experience of victims and witnesses

I will build confidence and trust in our local criminal justice service by challenging each agency to collaboratively work together toward creatively and innovatively solving the issues that exist locally and provide a better experience for those people who find themselves engaged in the service.

I will support the transformation work through bringing together the responsible agencies across the area at both strategic and operational levels to agree a set of strategic priorities to transform the local criminal justice service and agree on the approach needed to undertake the work.

As the programme of work develops and delivers outcomes, I will ensure that successes and improvements are made known at a national level to help shape and influence future policy and decision-making pertaining to the criminal justice service.

In addition, I will ensure the progress of this programme of work is scrutinised and managed through the local Criminal Justice Board and also that the Constabulary are working towards delivering this outstanding service to victims and witnesses through robust assurance of their ongoing performance.

Better support offenders in their rehabilitation to reduce their risk of harm and prevent their re-offending

The reasons people re-offend are often multiple, complex and interlinked and to address those reasons and help people choose a path away from offending requires a whole system approach from a wide range of different organisations and agencies. I am clear that reducing the level of harm a person presents and reducing their likelihood of offending again will prevent the next victim and make communities feel safe.

Work in partnership to deliver an Avon and Somerset approach to addressing disproportionality in the criminal justice service

Jointly with the Constabulary and partners, I will establish a working group with an appointed independent chair to take forward recommendations made in the Lammy report to address racial disparity in the criminal justice service.