Policing plan is launched

Chief Inspector Anthony McNally, Councillor Gemma McKenna, chair of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and Sarah Wilson, PCSP manager
Chief Inspector Anthony McNally, Councillor Gemma McKenna, chair of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and Sarah Wilson, PCSP manager

The Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in Craigavon recently held a triple launch night with the PSNI to unveil the local policing plan and action plan for the area along with their brand new website.

Over 50 local residents, Policing & Community Safety (PCSP) representatives, PSNI and community group representatives attended the event which saw presentations on all three areas as well as background information on the PCSP and a DVD on one of their most successful projects to date – the Youth Engagement Partnership (YEP) programme.

The website features all the latest news from the PCSP, current and new projects they are involved in, members of the partnership, contact details on how to report particular offences, contacts for other agencies including the Housing Executive and NI Fire and Rescue Service, as well as giving you the opportunity to sign up for updates from the partnership on any new events, news or campaigns.

The Action Plan 2013-2015 has five strategic priorities - anti-social behaviour, reducing the fear of crime, crime against the person, alcohol & drugs and consultation and engagement. Each priority has a number of events and campaigns planned to target their objectives such as helping to discourage anti-social behaviour through the Youth Engagement Partnership (YEP) and night time events to help divert young people from such behaviour.

The Local Policing Plan outlined its aims including a reduction in the number of burglaries, a reduction in the number of antisocial behaviour incidents, a reduction in the number of incidents of criminal damage, an increase the number of drugs seizure incidents within Craigavon.

Full details of both the Action Plan and the Policing Plan can be found on the new PCSP website.