In order to create a better, safer North Wales, and to maintain an effective and efficient police service in North Wales, the Police and Crime Commissioner recognises the need to work closely with partners to secure longer term solutions to crime and disorder issues.
Building effective partnerships is a cornerstone of the work undertaken by the Commissioner as the police service is not alone in its work to prevent crime, reduce harm (and the risk of harm) and deliver an effective response to the public. Working effectively in partnership enables better, more sustainable services to be delivered by all partners involved. Furthermore it can lead to improved services being delivered more cost effectively – an important factor in such challenging financial times.
The Commissioner works alongside many different types of organisations in order to strategically focus efforts to ensure better, more organised partnership working delivers improved services to the people of North Wales.
The Commissioner works with:
- The Police Service
- The Local Health Board
- The Fire Service
- North Wales’ Local Authorities
- Partners in the Criminal Justice Field
- North Wales’ Voluntary Services Councils
- National Government
- Home Office
- Association of Police and Crime Commissioner
The Commissioner’s role specifically involves working in partnership through the following boards
- Community Safety Patrnership Boards
- North Wales Safer Communities Board
- North Wales Regional Leadership Board
How can Partnership Working help?
Below are some examples of the type of issues that the police deal with in partnership with other local service providers in order to improve service delivery.
- Resolving neighbourhood problems such as anti-social behaviour
- Supporting victims of crime
- Providing support to victims of domestic abuse so they have the confidence and opportunity to seek help and support
- Improving the physical environment so that it is less conducive to crime
- Providing services to those who misuse substances but who want help to reduce the harm they are doing to themselves, their families and our communities, and
- Supporting offenders to rehabilitate and make a positive contribution to our society.