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Can we save ‘Visible Community Policing?’
Consultation Conference
6th December 2013
Welcome
Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,
Ann Barnes
Chief Constable,
Ian Learmonth
Impact of the cuts so far
December 6th 2013
‘Provide a first class service Protecting and
Serving the people of Kent’
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Policing Kent
• Gateway to Europe
• Diverse population
• Rural/urban communities
• Strategic Road Network
• Cross border crime
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Kent context
• 1.7m population
• 700,000 households
• 1,509 square miles
• 235 miles of coastline
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Key statistics
• 3,740 Police Officers (3,274 by 2014/15)
• 2,633 Police Staff (2,012 by 2014/15)
• 310 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs)
• 374 Special Constables and 388 Volunteers
• 98,207 crimes (April 2012 – March 2013)
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Key statistics continued…..
Over the past year • 1,021,351 total calls to the FCR
• 531,306 total incidents reported
• 73,486 Immediate Calls attended
• 57,606 ASB incidents
• 2013/14 total Force budget £281m
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5 Strategic Ambitions
Strategic Performance Ambitions 2013-17
• Reduce Victim Based Crime
• Improve Recorded Crime Resolution Outcome
• Improve ASB Satisfaction
• Improve Victim Satisfaction
• Improve Public Satisfaction
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Policing priorities
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Aspiration – Continuous improvement
• Continue to deliver a quality service
• Continue to reduce crime and tackle ASB
effectively
• Continue to improve public satisfaction
• Improve visibility
• Committed, skilled and motivated workforce
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Comprehensive Spending Review 1
• CSR 1 required £50m savings over 4 years
• Only achievable with significant staff reductions
• CSR 1 savings achieved a year early
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Any Questions?
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Why ‘Visible Community Policing’ is so
important
Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,
Ann Barnes
Principles of Policing:
1. The basic mission for which the police
exist is to prevent crime and disorder.
Principles of Policing:
7. Police, at all times, should maintain a
relationship with the public that gives reality
to the historic tradition that the police are the
public and the public are the police;
the police being only members of the public
who are paid to give full-time attention to
duties which are incumbent upon every citizen
in the interests of community welfare and
existence.
Why ‘Visible Community Policing’ is so
important
Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,
Ann Barnes
The financial future
Chief Financial Officer,
Sean Nolan
Financial Context
Spending
Funding
Pay (84%)
Grants
(69%)
Non-Pay
Income
PCC
Council
Tax
Gross Annual Budget = £316.7m
( VFM profile- largely positive)
New Financial Challenge 2015-16
Pressures
Income
Challenge
2%
Council
Tax rise
£20m
savings
required
Grant Cut
Inflation
National
Insurance
Other
Partially
Offset
By
•
•
=
On top of £50m successfully delivered
for CSR1
But what about further possible cuts in
2016/17?
Precept Rises and referenda
Savings Required (£m)
25
20
20.3
19.1
15
12.3
10
4.7
5
0
2.0%
£2.83 p a
3.5%
10.0%
19.5%
£4.95 pa
£14.15 pa
£27.53 pa
Referenda Trigger and Impact
Chief Constable,
Ian Learmonth
Potential impact of further cuts to police
funding
December 6th 2013
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Comprehensive Spending Review 2
• CSR 2 - £17.5 - £24 million – final figure awaited
• Preparing for further £20m cuts FY 2015/16
• Equates to –
» a potential loss of a further 400 officers
» in excess of £70 million savings overall
» a loss of a quarter of the overall budget
• CSR 3 on the horizon post election 2015?
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Strategic principles for CSR2
• Strong local leadership with Neighbourhood Policing as
the bedrock of policing in Kent
• Collaboration where operationally and economically sound
• Locally delivered services with central economies of scale
• Commitment to maximising the number of officers in
frontline roles
• Continuous improvement through innovation and
technology
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Core Principles
• Policing as part of the community- ensuring a visible and
accessible presence.
• All options to reduce expenditure in the back office are
explored before further cuts are made to the frontline.
• Based on principle of borderless/nearest and most
appropriate resource in responding to public need and
providing a quality service.
• Retaining reactive and proactive/tactical capability in
tackling criminality.
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What do we stop doing…….
• No longer able to attend every crime
• Ensure other agencies fulfil their
responsibilities
• Reduce demand – review all repeat
business
• Utilise innovation and technology
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Provide a first class service
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Any Questions?
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What are the options?
Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,
Ann Barnes
Questions to the panel
and audience debate
Wrap up
Commissioner’s Chief of Staff,
Michael Stepney
Close
Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,
Ann Barnes

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