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June 2021 Police & Crime Commissioner Newsletter

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

In his initial newsletter as Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Barber spells out the five strands of his Police & Criminal Justice Plan, which will form the main priorities of his tenure.

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Mr Barber states his commitment “to be the voice of the public for policing in our counties”, and with “Strong Local Policing – preventing crime & protecting communities” as one of his five strands, we hope that the next four years will see some of the fruits of this.

In the video Mr Barber explains the five key strands to the Police & Criminal Justice Plan.

Other stories in the newsletter:

  • A further £1.16m in funding awarded to the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to continue with its work coordinating the partnership response to serious violence across the Thames Valley, with a focus on tackling the root causes of violence.
  • Support for the ‘Protect Your Pooch’ campaign.
  • Schools to receive new drugs awareness materials.
  • Online training for the Victims First Connect programme taking place on 20th July.
  • Recruiting for Independent Custody Visitors (ICV).
  • A round-up of recent media coverage.
  • Four officers and staff from Thames Valley Police named in Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
  • Successful bid for £401,950 of Home Office funding to help make communities safer in Reading.
  • Project Vigilant launch: local patrols to identify people displaying signs of predatory behaviour in Reading, Maidenhead & Windsor

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