Agenda item

Thames Valley Police

To receive presentations from the Thames Valley Police Chief Constable and Police & Crime Commissioner.


Matthew Barber, Thames Valley Police (TVP) Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), John Campbell, TVP Chief Constable and Superintendent Steve Raffield, Reading LPA Commander attended the meeting to give presentations and answer questions from members of the Committee.


The PCC summarised his areas of focus for 2023 which included police officer recruitment and improving the ease of reporting through 101 and online updates.  The presentation by the Chief Constable covered subjects including an overview of TVP staffing and management team, progress with the Police Uplift Recruitment Campaign, a summary of Force activity between April and September 2022 and Operation London Bridge.  The presentation by the LPA Commander outlined the priorities of the local Community Safety Partnership, examples of recent results and a summary of current statistics relating to crime reductions, crime concerns and successful outcomes.


The Committee asked questions on subjects including a shortage of officers on Neighbourhood Policing teams, community concerns around drug dealing and keeping young people out of the criminal justice system.


Resolved –


That the Thames Valley Police PCC, Chief Constable and LPA Commander be thanked for their presentations.

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