Force Control Strategy

Once a year, the Force carries out a Strategic Assessment from which the Control Strategy and Intelligence Requirement is set. The assessment is reviewed after six months to assess whether the priorities for tackling crime need to be amended and, where necessary, the control strategy is updated.

Control Strategy 2012/13

To cut crimes that are of most concern to the community

  • Cut the level of violence against the person by 5% and the level of domestic burglary by 5%.
  • Achieve a percentage of crimes solved for violence with injury of 45% and for domestic burglary to 17%.
  • Continue to improve safety in the night time economy by making the best use of licensing legislation.
  • Reduce persistent and resistant anti social behaviour problems.
  • Continue to work with partners to tackle rural crime.
  • Tackle youth and gang related criminality by working with our partner agencies to analyse the problem and develop plans for those most at risk.
  • Increase and monitor the level of enforcement activity targeted at those who steal metal and those who handle it.
  • Maintain the detection rate for serious sexual offences above 30%.
  • Monitor the levels of robbery and vehicle crime.

Protect our communities from the most serious harm

  • Improve the protection of vulnerable people by working with our partners to ensure that the most at risk are identified and the risk reduced.
  • Tackle criminals who target and prey on the most vulnerable or isolated individuals and communities, particularly in the trafficking of people and the exploitation of juveniles in care.
  • Continue to strengthen our response to terrorist threats and domestic extremism.
  • Deliver a safe and secure Olympics Games through effective implementation of plans with other Forces and partners.
  • Target criminals by maximising our use of the Proceeds of Crime Act and asset recovery opportunities. Increase by 5% the number of cash detention orders obtained in 2012/13.
  • Monitor the disruption of problem and organised crime groups that prey on vulnerable people and isolated communities.
  • Monitor the detection rate for domestic abuse-related violence against the person with injury; maintain at a higher level than non domestic abuse- related violence against the person with injury.