It is my privilege as Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police to introduce our new strategy. ‘Making Lincolnshire Safe’ sets out the strategic direction for Lincolnshire Police, supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan. Lincolnshire is a mix of rural, coastal, and urban communities spanning 2,286 square miles, with a population of over 700,000 residents. Not to forget the tourism industry which attracts over 21 million visitors annually to our county. We are diverse and unique, and our policing approach must reflect and represent our communities. Our three policing purposes are simple. We need to stop crime and anti-social behaviour, protect people from harm, and help those in need. To achieve these outcomes we will focus on five core themes of people, partners, culture, capability, and communities. I believe that with our strong delivery plan in these areas we will see Lincolnshire go from strength to strength, and our policing purposes will not only be met and maintained, but also exceeded. We want to see sustained reductions in offending, have communities who feel safe and protected from harm, and have a workforce who are knowledgeable, confident, skilled, and equipped to do their job well. In simple terms we will put people at the heart of everything we do. I am extremely proud to be the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, and I thoroughly look forward to working together to make Lincolnshire the safest place to live, work and visit.
Chief Constable Chris Haward
Making Lincolnshire Safe
Stop Crime and anti-social behaviour
We will have sustained success in reducing overall crime and anti-social behaviour over the next 5 years
We will see sustained reductions in offending
We will have a workforce who are knowledgeable, confident, skilled & equipped in investigating crime & ASB and the causes of each
Protect from harm
We will have communities who feel safe and protected from harm
We will have a sustained reduction in repeat victimisation, abuse and exploitation
We will have a workforce who are knowledgeable, confident, skilled and equipped in problem solving and harm prevention
Help those in need
We will be people focused and offer the highest standard of care with sustained reductions in repeat calls for service
We will have strong partnerships with common goals and clearly defined support pathways for those in most need
We will have a workforce who are knowledgeable, confident, skilled & equipped in working with people with complex needs and/or who are vulnerable
We will have a workforce that is skilled, diverse and confident and who feel supported, empowered and cared for
We will have a healthy, happy and engaged workforce
We will have staff at all levels who are fair, consistent and demonstrate the values of our organisation
We will listen to and understand the diverse needs of our communities, and keep them informed
We will build trust and confidence with our communities in the service we deliver
We will support our communities to be more resilient
We will have partnerships that compliment and support each other’s strategic objectives
We will have effective partnerships tackling the most complex community issues and vulnerability
We will have trusting and collaborative partnerships
We value all individuals and recognise the positive benefits that diversity brings
We are passionate and proud of the quality of service we deliver
We encourage and celebrate innovation and learning
We will have effective intelligence and information to support good decision making and resource allocation
We will understand our demand, threat, harm and opportunities
We will understand our future capability and capacity to meet demand and maximise opportunities
Connectivity with the Police and Crime Plan
Community safety and prevention in partnership
In partnership with LCC, deliver a collaborative, multi-disciplined approach to deliver crime prevention, licensing and trading standards services across the County.
Support for citizen involvement and development of community capacity and resilience through prevention, education, and promotion of volunteering opportunities and “watch” schemes- crime prevention is everybody’s business. Communities, businesses, and individuals will be empowered to harness local resources and expertise to help themselves and their communities.
Protecting and supporting victims and the vulnerable
Commission with partners a comprehensive and integrated range of services to support victims.
Develop accessible information to ensure that those who are victims of crime are aware of the range of services available to support them to cope and recover, and how to access those services.
Ensure ‘liaison and diversion’ services are commissioned to keep those with mental health needs out of the criminal justice system.
Listening, responding and being accountable
Shape services with partners to be responsive to local need including: Surveying public perception of the force to inform priorities.
Recognising and reflecting the different priorities and concerns of the people of Lincolnshire.
Work with the Chief Constable to deliver a sustainable police service to protect the people of Lincolnshire.
Policing that works
Embracing appropriate use of ‘agile’ working to free up officer/staff time and improve service
Work with other Lincolnshire emergency services to explore where closer collaboration and integration will make services to the public better
Support the Chief Constable in meeting the Strategic Policing Requirement nationally by working in partnership with regional and national agencies (security services, National Crime Agency etc.) and resourcing appropriate capability locally to provide support to other forces when required.
Continue to transform Lincolnshire Police into a modern and innovative force that has the ‘right tools for the job’ to tackle the changing nature of crime and respond to differing community needs.
Strategic governance (Tier 1)
Force Executive Board
AIM: To oversee delivery of the Chief Constable’s Strategy and Policing Plan.
AIM: To continually achieve sustained improvements in service delivery and thereby achieve the overall force vision of being the safest county to live, work and visit.
AIM: To champion, marshal and monitor the core work activities and plans centred around all people related matters
Communities and Partnerships Board
AIM: To ensure that Lincolnshire Police builds and maintains strong and effective partnerships enabling us to support our communities to thrive
AIM: To ensure Lincolnshire Police is a place where everyone loves to work, are able to be at their best, promoting innovation, creativity and a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
AIM: To understand our current and future capability and capacity requirements to deliver against the force priorities and vision