County Council and PCC join forces to tackle community safety

Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner will work together to tackle a range of community safety issues.

The County Council and PCC Alan Hardwick have agreed to work more closely to tackle a range of priority areas, including anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and re-offending.

They also plan to provide better support to the victims of crime, and will be helping HMP Lincoln to make further improvements and play a greater role in community safety.

Councillor Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We already work closely with the police, providing £1.5 million each year to help fund the county’s PCSOs. But we feel more can be done. Over the next couple of years, we’ll be funding a number of projects that will have a direct impact on these priority areas.

“For example, we’ll be extending a pilot scheme that supports repeat victims of anti-social behaviour and those that are most vulnerable. We’ll also be launching a new project that will help perpetrators of domestic violence change their ways. We believe these steps will make a real difference to the lives of our residents.”

Alan Hardwick, Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, added: “The County Council and I both aim to protect and improve the lifestyles enjoyed by local residents. We have a number of common goals, and by working together we can achieve these more effectively.

“This agreement will help me meet my goals of more visible policing, a reduction in crime and better support for the victims of crime. And by taking a partnership approach, we can also ensure that we are both making the best use of resources, giving local taxpayers even better value for money.”

Details of the specific activities that will be supported by Lincolnshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner will be released in the coming weeks.