The PCC's first Police and Crime Plan has now been launched. Among a series of priority areas on which he intends to focus are those which impact on vulnerable members of society. These include alcohol and drug-related crime, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), domestic violence and abuse, hate crime, human trafficking, mental health, missing from home individuals and sexual violence.
"The underlying theme throughout the document is 'prevention'. If we can prevent crime taking place, if we can prevent young people committing offences, and if we can prevent offenders re-offending, then we not only avoid the harm and pain that crime brings, we can also make better use of previous resources to deal more effectively with crime and its causes. By doing this we can improve public confidence in the police".