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Home Secretary Priti Patel visits Notts Police to launch Make Notts Safe Plan

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, visited the newly opened Joint Headquarters for Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service last Friday (Friday 28th January) to hear about the Police and Crime Commissioner’s new Make Notts Safe Plan. 


Police and Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry, launched her Make Notts Safe Plan last week – her Police and Crime Plan which sets out her strategic priorities for policing and crime across the city and county for the next three years. The Commissioner spoke with the Home Secretary on her ambitious plans to meet bold targets to lower crime rates in Nottinghamshire. 


The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said: “I was delighted to visit Commissioner Henry at Nottinghamshire’s new Joint Forces HQ and meet our incredible policing teams who day in and day out are working hard to keep the county’s streets and communities safe.

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The “Make Notts Safe Plan” led by Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry, will bring real impact to communities across the county, through further pro-active neighbourhood-based policing teams working with communities through Operation Reacher and by cutting crime, which will improve the quality of life for everyone, everywhere.”


Police and Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry, said: “I am proud to launch our new Make Notts Safe Plan with the Home Secretary’s backing. Our plan focuses on three priorities: preventing crime, responding better to crime, and supporting victims and communities. Most of all, it is an unapologetically ambitious plan that has you and your neighbours at its very heart.” 


Part of the Make Notts Safe Plan is to bolster the Neighbourhood Policing Teams as part of the ‘Operation Reacher’ programme, with an additional two officers as well as cars equipped with ANPR for each neighbourhood team. Further resources, including additional police officers and staff, will also be directed towards improving the police’s ability to combat online crime. 


Commissioner Henry added: “I will continue to work with the Home Secretary and ministerial colleagues to deliver on our ambitious targets to tackle crime in Nottinghamshire.” 


For a copy of the Make Notts Safe Plan, please visit the Commissioner’s website


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