18 January 2013 Have your say on the draft Police and Crime Plan Tim Passmore, the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk has published his first draft Police and Crime Plan and the Performance Framework for consideration by the public. The draft plan clearly sets out the priorities for local policing for Suffolk and how the PCC plans to address these priorities. It is Mr Passmore’s first opportunity to set out his objectives for policing and reducing crime and disorder in the county and how policing resources will be allocated. Tim Passmore said, “Since taking office in November I have met and listened to a wide range of the community to understand their concerns and expectations. This feedback has been vital as I have drafted my Police and Crime plan, working closely with the Chief Constable and other front line officers who act as my principle advisers on policing matters. “I have also worked closely with community safety partners, victim support and business representatives to develop my police and crime objectives. And I am now asking all Suffolk residents, particularly those who have been victims of crime, to have their say on the plan and my proposals for expenditure. I will also be presenting my plan to the Police and Crime Panel for review.” He added, “It is an important part of my role to ensure that the plan includes and addresses the views on local policing of the electorate; it will be a public document and a key mechanism for me to hold the Chief Constable to account and ensure the broader community safety objectives are delivered.” You have until Thursday 7 February to respond.