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People Power Funding for local groups

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire to bid for money from his People Power Fund. As part of his commitment to local communities,

The importance of the Specials

“Volunteers play a huge part in society and a crucial role in keeping local communities safe. I’m committed to increasing visible policing in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and an elite Special Constabulary is a central part of that. “


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Download the latest newsletter from Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew EllisCould policing and justice be better and cheaper? Yes!

“Offenders could be in court sooner. Justice could be better quality and achieved faster. Victims could find the experience less traumatic and vast amounts of Police, Prosecution and Court time could be saved. Is that really possible? It is!

“Over the last year I’ve built a small group of professionals with a range of skills and expertise to help me drive, influence, encourage and cajole the different services, including policing, to work differently and spend money more effectively. It’s early days but the signs are it’s already working and I’m confident that it will result in £30million in extra productivity and savings, at least 3,000 extra hours of visible policing each week by the end of this year and more joined up services which fit the needs of victims and others rather than them having to fit the system.

“Progress on finances means I’ve asked the Chief Constable to cancel the cuts to neighbourhood policing numbers that resulted from the old Police Authority plans.

“More visible policing, services that work better for local people and a more effective system which squeezes every ounce of value out of taxpayers’ money… that’s my mantra because it’s not just how much you spend… but how well you spend it!”

Matthew Ellis
Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire
June 2014

Download the Summer 2014 ‘Commissioner’s Update’ (PDF, 2MB) to get the latest updates from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, on the police’s crackdown on insurance dodgers, an independent panel to improve police transparency and build public trust in the police, a new strategy from the Police and Crime Commissioner to tackle business crime, how more money than ever before is going back into making your community safer, and how services are joining up to better support victims and witnesses of crime.


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