Staffordshire’s PCC takes action on issue of travelling community

Staffordshire PCC Matthew Ellis is calling an urgent meeting of all key parties to discuss resolving issues caused by travellers following the latest encampments in Newcastle. Mr Ellis wants local authorities, police and other relevant parties to get together and look at lasting solutions for tackli

PCC endorses increased presence on major Staffordshire route

Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has welcomed the increase in patrols on the A500 in Staffordshire by the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) and the Highways England Traffic Officer Service (HETOs). From Monday June 18, the partnership will assume primary responsibilit

Retired police dogs gain support from Commissioner’s People Power Fund

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has continued his support of retired police dogs from the People Power Fund. Police dogs are an integral part of policing across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, providing an invaluable service to reduce crime and increase community safety. Although the

PCC shines spotlight on youngsters through media project

The spotlight has been shining on a number of youngsters in Staffordshire following a People Power Funding grant from Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Youngsters, aged between 5 and 16, took part in the Access All Areas media project at the Greenwood Studios in Bridgtown, Cannock. The

Everyone urged to be SCAM aware

Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s office is supporting a month-long campaign to urge people to report scams and attempted scams. Every year millions of people across the UK fall prey to scammers and Staffordshire residents are no exception. June is Scam Awareness month, a national campai

Cadets given Royal seal of approval

Staffordshire Police Cadets adult leaders have been given the royal seal of approval – after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  The 62-strong group of adult volunteers – which includes parents, members of the public, police officers, PCSOs and Specials – have been honoured for t

Ex-Football League player to become first Space Champion

Space 2018 is delighted to announce its first ‘Champion’ – former footballer Adam Yates. The ex-Port Vale defender was sworn in as the inaugural Space Champion after meeting Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis. The 35-year-old, who made more than 400 Football League appearanc

Custody visitors receive long service awards.

Eight Independent Custody Visitor volunteers from across Staffordshire have been honoured by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner for their long service to the scheme. The group have each been part of the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme for 5 years or more, and received a special certif

OPCC led project will tackle female genital mutilation

Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s office is in the early stages of delivering an initiative to tackle FGM across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, after securing £250,000 from the Home Office. The project, to be delivered by Barnardo’s, aims to raise general awareness of FGM, as well as

Policing is evolving to tackle changes in crime – Matthew Ellis

Much of the crime that police and other law enforcement agencies are dealing with today is of a different scale and complexity to that which I began to understand in 2013. Back then, criminality was changing. Crime and harm involving the use of technology was rising and what is oddly called ‘traditi

Volunteers needed to help shape local policing.

People in Staffordshire are being urged to step forward to join independent panels to influence policing at the most local level in their communities. Residents are being invited to join their Safer Neighbourhood Panel to hold the Local Policing Team Commander to account and look at wider criminal j

PCC celebrates Sikh harvest in Staffordshire

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, met with members of the Sikh Community at the weekend, about the importance of communities and police working together to create a safer environment. Now in its fifth year, the Nagar Kirtan procession is an annual event organised by the S