Dungannon policing plan targets rural crime

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BURGLARIES and rural crime will be the focus of Dungannon PSNI’s policing targets over the next 12 months, it has been revealed, as they launch their latest plan of action.

The 2014/2015 Policing Plan for Dungannon and South Tyrone sets out local policing and ambitions for reducing crime in the area.

Area Commander, Chief Inspector Jane Humphires, said: “This Plan commits local police to delivering against the three core principles of Personal, Professional and Protective policing. We will be focusing on reducing crimes like burglary and rural crime, building further confidence in our service to communities and protecting the vulnerable.

“We have listened to what people want and have built this plan around what local people have told us they are concerned about. By paying particular attention to the needs of our community we will ensure that we are doing everything we can to make sure they feel safe and secure.

“This new Plan sets out our challenges in continuing this trend locally and underpins our belief that policing is not just about law enforcement, it is about creating an environment in which all communities can grow and develop in confidence, securing a safer future for all.”

PCSP Chairman, Cllr Frances Burton said, “As Chair of Dungannon and South Tyrone Policing and Community Safety Partnership, I welcome the publication of this local policing plan.

“Throughout the past year, Dungannon and South Tyrone PCSP has consulted with the community to find out the policing and crime issues that cause most concern.

“The PCSP has negotiated with the PSNI to ensure that these issues are included in the local policing plan for 2014/2015.

“Dungannon and South Tyrone PCSP’s Policing Committee will monitor the performance of the local police in their delivery of the plan.We will continue to obtain the views of the public to help us identify policing priorities and ensure that policing delivery reflects the involvement of local people.

“I look forward to implementation of this plan and trust that the priorities set will help alleviate crime in the Borough.”