The three-year grant will secure a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisors service to provide specialist support dedicated to the individual needs of victims of domestic abuse.
This is a significant boost to the existing provision and responds to critical reports by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and CAADA (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse) which highlighted that Suffolk had insufficient IDVA capacity to effectively support the levels of high risk victims in Suffolk. More…..
Plans for redesign of Constabulary announced
Plans have been announced for the re-design and future transformation of Suffolk’s policing service to achieve essential savings.
Following the second phase of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR2), Suffolk Constabulary is faced with achieving savings and efficiencies of £16.4million by 2018. This is a reduction of 13.2% over four years.
Almost £10million of the savings required have been identified, which will be achieved over the next two years. This will leave a deficit of just over £6.7million to be found between 2016 and 2018. More…..
This month’s Passmore Priority is: Victims
As PCC my ambition is to make Suffolk a safer place in which to live, work, travel and invest. My Passmore Priority for October focuses on victims.
Victims of crime should be central to all that we do; treatment of victims is vital to building public trust and confidence in policing. I believe that victims of crime will be more confident in the police if they feel their case has been properly dealt with. However, too often victims view the criminal justice system as disjointed and unresponsive, thisis why I have made this a priority.