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.
The APCC’s work on preventing crime and building partnerships is developed through eight policy portfolios:
CONTACTS IN THE APCC TEAM
Eddie is a Senior Policy Manager leading our work with PCCs to deliver safer communities. This work includes crime prevention, emergency service collaboration, and mental health and custody.
Eddie has previously spent time working at a Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, delivering a range of work around victims’ services, community safety partnerships, and custody visiting, as well as national guidance on police and crime plans. Eddie’s experience is built upon his time working for a Member of Parliament, with a metropolitan police authority and in the civil service (HM Courts and Tribunals).
Will is the APCC policy lead for local policing and partnerships, which supports PCCs on matters relating to neighbourhood policing. He also manages the road safety and roads policing portfolio, and international and strategic policing, business crime, and rural crime. He additionally provides support to the Conservative PCC group.
Will started his career at the European Parliament, liaising between the UK Government and EU on transport, tourism, business, animal welfare and crime. He was then a campaign manager and advisor for a UK political party during the 2015 and 2017 General and Local Elections. Next he managed public affairs for a large employers’ association, lobbying governments on legislative changes for small businesses, and engaged with a PCC on retail crime and serious violence.
Leads on Serious Organised Crime and Specialist Capabilities, Forensics and Cyber & Fraud and the Serious Violence Portfolio.
Recreational abuse of laughing gas is not harmless fun
New online tool for women and girls to flag unsafe areas to police
We support any measures which toughen regulations on the importation and breeding of dogs
Custody is not an appropriate place for people suffering with mental ill health
PCCs call for a new statutory duty requiring agencies to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls
PCCs urge restraint and encourage reporting of anti-social behaviour
Resources and Publications
The APCC has formed links with the Sport and Youth Crime Prevention Board to use the power of sport to prevent vulnerable young people from offending or re-offending. The background and purpose to the Board is outlined here.
Chair: Hardyal Dhindsa, PCC Derbyshire