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Gloucestershire PCC update 10 August 2020

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Please find below the latest roundup of news from Gloucestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Chris Nelson’s latest blog
PCC Chris Nelson discusses the shocking statistic that an estimated 1.6 million women in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in the 12 months to March 2020.

We must all work together to make our roads safer says PCC

Making Gloucestershire’s roads safer has always been at the heart of the county’s Police and Crime Plan and is one of new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Chris Nelson’s priorities. Now, a survey of Gloucestershire’s town and parish councils has confirmed ‘speeding traffic’ is one of the main concerns within local communities.

Gloucestershire provides insight into restorative justice for national inquiry

A Gloucestershire-based expert in restorative justice has provided what’s been described as ‘amazing’ and ‘compelling’ evidence to a national inquiry into the practice. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Restorative Justice heard from Becky Beard, who currently works as Policy Officer for Gloucestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, and has 10 years of experience as Restorative Justice Service Manager with Restorative Gloucestershire.

Beating Crime Plan gets Commissioner’s approval

Gloucestershire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner has offered his strong support to the Government’s ‘Beating Crime Plan’, which has been released by the Prime Minister. Chris Nelson has commended the Government’s aims in the new report, which will support the commitments he has made to drive down crime in Gloucestershire and will be included in his Police and Crime Plan.

Paw-some news for Police dog welfare scheme as volunteers start training

A scheme to help ensure Gloucestershire’s police dogs are properly cared for is underway, as volunteers for the Animal Welfare Scheme begin their training.
The scheme launched in February 2020, and was created to support the Constabulary’s commitment to the welfare of its animals. However, the coronavirus pandemic meant that the selected volunteers were unable to take up their in-person training safely, until now.

PCC welcomes timely fall in cost of rural crime in Gloucestershire

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Chris Nelson has welcomed a reported reduction in rural crime in Gloucestershire. According to the latest Rural Crime Report by farming insurance specialists NFU Mutual, rural crime has dropped by more than a quarter in 2021.
The report found that the cost of crime in the county reduced by 27 per cent – more than the national average of 20 per cent.

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