Staffordshire Commissioner Launches Policing and Fire Plans

Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams has launched his new policing and fire plans, which provide the strategic direction for how both services should be delivered over the next three years.

The Police & Crime Plan, and Fire & Rescue Plan, have been developed following widespread consultation with members of the public, partners and stakeholders.

The Police & Crime Plan consultation focused on five key priority areas:

  • A local and responsive service – 93% of respondents rated this as ‘very important’
  • Prevent harm and protect people – 92% rated this as ‘very important’
  • Support victims and witnesses – 75% rated this as ‘very important’
  • Reduce offending and reoffending – 81% rated this as ‘very important’
  • A more effective criminal justice system – 86% rated this as ‘very important’

The Fire & Rescue Plan consultation focused on four key priority areas:

  • A flexible and responsive service – 84% of respondents rated this as ‘very important’
  • Protect people and places – 90% rated this as ‘very important’
  • Help people most at risk stay safe – 84% rated this as ‘very important’
  • A fire and rescue service for tomorrow – 64% rated this as ‘very important’

How effectively the services perform against these priorities is a key part of how the Commissioner will hold the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer to account on behalf of the public.

Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Ben Adams, said:

“I’ve listened to local people in developing these plans, to ensure the priorities I’ve identified match the concerns of our communities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part in our consultation – 1,260 people took the time to share their views with me on what Staffordshire Police, and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, should be focusing on to keep us all safe.

“Between them, these plans detail how the services will work with health, councils, the wider criminal justice system and community groups to reduce the number of victims of crime and anti-social behaviour, reduce casualties on our roads, and prevent people suffering due to fire or the actions of others.”

Staffordshire Police, and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, will now develop strategic operational plans, setting out in detail how they will deliver against the Commissioner’s priorities.

You can view the full Police & Crime Plan, and Fire & Rescue Plan, here: Home – Staffordshire Commissioner (

Tony Walley
Tony Walley
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