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Commissioner’s Community Fund

Community FundMore funding than ever before is going towards community safety in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

It will deliver what’s important to local people based on the four priorities set out in the Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy – tackling the root causes of crime through early intervention, supporting victims and witnesses better, reducing reoffending and increasing public confidence.

Community Groups

Public community meetings provide an ideal opportunity for Matthew to listen to local issues from all areas of the community.

Please keep us informed of local community events in your area.

If you would like to invite the PCC to a local community group meeting, please contact us:

Email newsletters, surveys and feedback

For those of you unable to attend any of the forthcoming events around the county the Commissioner will be producing a quarterly newsletter updating the people of Staffordshire on the key priorities achieved whilst in office and any future initiatives.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the quarterly Newsletter; take part in future surveys or give us your feedback then please enter your email address here.

Ethics, Transparency, Audit Panel

The new Ethics, Transparency, Audit CPanel is one of the PCC’s drivers that opens up the police to even greater public scrutiny. The new panel made up of local people, established and funded by the Commissioner, will play a key role in the new dawn of transparency, putting decisions made by the PCC himself and Staffordshire Police under the spotlight.

Let’s Talk 

Your Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis, is keen to talk with you. His job is to make your community safer.

Let's TalkCome and tell him how to do it at an upcoming Let’s Talk event.

Mr Ellis said: “Let’s Talk is a great opportunity to find out what people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have to say. I want to hear what people’s experiences are of policing and the criminal justice system.”

Live webcast & online chats

Live webcasts are about being open, honest and transparent so that public confidence across policing and criminal justice is improved.

People can view public meeting in person or watch them live, or replay them, on our webcast page.

Online chat take place every quarter. Read the latest transcript here.

Neighbourhood Justice Panels

Facilitated by volunteers, Neighbourhood Justice Panels (NJP) give victims an opportunity to tell offenders the real impact of their crime, get answers to their questions and an apology.

They also give offenders the chance to understand the real impact of their actions and to do something positive to repair the damage.

Panels deal with a variety of offences not serious enough to prosecute through the courts, or where cautions and fixed penalty notices are inappropriate. These include criminal damage and anti-social behaviour.

Staffordshire Police Cadets

Police CadetsStaffordshire youngsters between 10 and 17 years old are already benefitting from being young Police Cadets. They’re not training to be police officers, but they are learning the skills they need for their future.

As part of a uniformed and disciplined service, youngsters have become more self-confident and outgoing. Many are benefitting academically and socially as well as reconnecting with local policing teams and local communities.

We want to expand the scheme, so that every young person across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has the chance to be a Cadet.

Find out more about the Cadets and how you or your business can help support or expand the scheme.


Watch the latest videos from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

You can also watch the videos on our YouTube channel.


VolunteersVolunteers bring fresh ideas, raise local concerns and can suggest solutions. They can also act as advocates, sharing their experiences of working with the local police service within their own neighbourhoods.

Volunteers bring a wide range of experience and skills to the teams that they support, and add value to the work of trained staff. Volunteers have a wealth of knowledge and skills that can benefit the wider community.

Find out more about volunteering in Staffordshire.