Preventing Crime & Building Partnerships

The APCC supports PCCs to develop prevention initiatives that can reduce crime and the number of victims. The Association also supports PCCs in their work with local partners in areas relating to vulnerability such as social care, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, and police custody. Furthermore, the APCC has established portfolio activities relating to high volume and high harm areas of crime and policing including serious violence, anti-social behaviour, road safety and business and retail crime.

We also provide dedicated advice and support to PCCs who take on governance responsibilities for Fire and Rescue Services.

Our priorities for prevention and partnerships are to support PCCs to:

  • Lead prevention work locally, guided by a growing evidence base of what works and working with local partners to address community concerns.
  • Collaborate with partners to address vulnerability and support those with complex needs, including those with addiction and mental health concerns, and reducing the non-crime demands on policing.
  • To support PCC led collaboration with emergency services and to progress Commissioner’s role in Fire and Rescue Service governance.

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Resources and Publications

apcc-guidance-right-care-right-person-april-2024.pdf, 0.77Mb

Guidance for members of the APCC to inform and support their local activities in relation to the Right Care, Right Person approach and the National Partnership Agreement.

apcc-guidance-rough-sleeping.pdf, 1.22Mb

Guidance to support PCCs to effectively fulfil their statutory duties in relation to rough sleeping in England and Wales.

apcc-deep-dive-on-combating-drugs-partnerships.pdf, 1.04Mb

A review of the experiences of PCCs and police representatives on delivering the National Drugs Strategy via Combating Drugs Partnerships.

apcc-guidance-preventing-deaths-in-police-custody-apparent-suicides-following-release-from-custody.pdf, 0.85Mb

PORTFOLIO LEADS

The APCC’s work on preventing crime and building partnerships is developed through eight policy portfolios:

Prevention

Leading our work to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to crime prevention and share good practice.

Joint Lead: Clare Moody, PCC for Avon & Somerset

Joint Lead: Jonathan Ash-Edwards, PCC for Hertfordshire

Deputy Lead: Clive Grunshaw, PCC for Lancashire

APCC Contact: Eddie Smithwick, Senior Policy Manager 

Local Policing

Leading our work on neighbourhood and community policing, including anti-social behaviour.

Joint Lead: Matt Storey, PCC for Cleveland

Joint Lead: Chris Nelson, PCC for Gloucestershire

Deputy Lead: Jane Mudd, PCC for Gwent

APCC Contact: Libby Avery, Policy Manager 

 

Business & Retail Crime

Leading our work to tackle crime against the business and retail community.

Joint Lead: Katy Bourne, Sussex PCC

Joint Lead: Andy Dunbobbin, PCC for North Wales

APCC Contact: Libby Avery, Policy Manager 

Mental Health & Custody

Leading our work on mental health, custody issues and suicide prevention.

Joint Lead: Lisa Townsend, PCC Surrey 

Joint Lead: Kate Green OBE, Deputy Mayor for Manchester

APCC Contact: Eddie Smithwick, Senior Policy Manager 

Substance Misuse

Leading our work on addictions and substance misuse.

Joint Lead: Joy Allen, PCC Durham

Joint Lead: David Sidwick, PCC Dorset

Deputy Lead: Jane Mudd, PCC for Gwent

APCC Contact: Marcus Roberts, Director of Policy and Strategy 

Roads Safety & Roads Policing

Leading our work on road safety, including victims of road traffic accidents.

Joint Lead: Sarah Taylor, PCC for Norfolk

Joint Lead: Marc Jones, PCC for Lincolnshire

Deputy Lead (Drink & Drug Driving): Joy Allen, PCC Durham

APCC Contact: Will Pryce, Policy Manager 

Emergency Service Collaboration

Leading our work with Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners and emergency service collaboration.

Joint Lead: Danielle Stone, PFCC for Northamptonshire

Joint Lead: Ben Adams, PFCC for Staffordshire

APCC Contact: Eddie Smithwick, Senior Policy Manager