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  1. 1. 1. This is the presentation I gave to University of Cumbriastudents today 2nd March Cumbria University Chief Constable Stuart Hyde
  2. 2. 2. These are the issues I wanted to cover • Something about my Background • Something about what I do • Something about Cumbria and what makes it different • Something about the future • Your Questions
  3. 3. 3. I talked about my early days before joining the PoliceAnd the impact of the St Pauls riots Initial Thoughts
  4. 4. 4. This was my first posting Trinity Road Police Station Bristol Trinity Road
  5. 5. 5. My first Neighbourhood Policing experience in St Werburghs
  6. 6. 6. Moving to West Yorkshire brought its fair share of challenges West Yorkshire Police
  7. 7. 7. The Bradford disorder again tested our resolve Bradford
  8. 8. 8. Moving to the West Midlands broughtsome close relationships and new friends Pakistan Community Network
  9. 9. 9. It also helped me reach out and support a range of issues Anwar-e-Madina
  10. 10. 10. WMP delivered its fair share of difficulties Terrorism Arrest
  11. 11. 11. And so to Cumbria and more challenges
  12. 12. 12. I discussed the three areas of activitywithin policing in Cumbria Operations The Constabulary National; Organisation
  13. 13. 13. And described the structure and layout of the County
  14. 14. 14. I outlined how the Force is organised at the moment but subject to review
  15. 15. 15. And some of our successes Some aspects • Crime down 5% • 562 less. Now at 23000 • 600 burglaries • ASB down 7000 to 22000 • Detecting 39%
  16. 16. 16. This is some of my national work
  17. 17. 17. Some of the issues facing us were explored
  18. 18. 18. Have a go at our budget online
  19. 19. 19. The role of the new PCC• Setting the strategic direction and accountability for policing• Being accountable to the electorate.• Setting strategic policing priorities.• Holding the force to account through the Chief Constable, and consulting and involving the public.• Working with partners to prevent and tackle crime• Ensuring that the police respond effectively to public concerns and threats to public safety.• Promoting and enabling joined-up working on community safety.• Increasing public confidence in how crime is cut and policing delivered.• Invoking the voice of the public, the vulnerable and victims• Ensuring that public priorities are acted upon and that the most vulnerable individuals are not overlooked. Complying with the general equality duty under the Equality Act 2010.• Contributing to resourcing of policing response to regional and national threats• Ensuring an effective policing contribution, alongside other partners, to national arrangements to protect the public from other cross-boundary threats in line with the Strategic Policing Requirement.• Ensuring value for money Being responsible for the distribution of policing grants from central government and setting the police precept raised through Council Tax.• Commissioning services from partners that will contribute to cutting crime.
  20. 20. 20. An outline of issues for me as ChiefOur Future• What should it be• What shouldn’t it be• Learning and development• Experience• Commitment
  21. 21. 21. Some of the questions asked• With the closure of police stations how will you maintain the confidence of the public?• As chief constable you have responsibility for the direction of Cumbria police. What will you do if a Commissioner is elected and wants to take the force in a different direction?• Is amalgamation with Lancashire still an option for the future?• Why cant specials be taser or PSU trained if they have the same powers as a regular officer?• The armed forces directly recruit at officer level. What is your opinion on this being introduced for the police service (i.e. Inspector level)?
  22. 22. 22. Some more of the questions• The recent Police budget cuts would significantly reduce available resources for Cumbria Constabulary. How does the Chief Constable decide on which resources are to be effected and to what extent? Following that how will Cumbria Constabulary continue to lower crime figures?• What is the hardest challenge the force faces today? How does the Chief Constable deal with it?• The CPS are targeted on successful convictions and are unlikely to take a case to court if there is any doubt in it resulting in conviction. This in my opinion is a great barrier to bringing offenders to justice and may result in many offenders walking free. How does Cumbria Constabulary deal with this issue? (Law Abiding Citizen)
  23. 23. 23. Final Thanks for a great discussion Contact Details • Office: 01768 217006 • Email: stuart.hyde@cumbria.pnn.police.uk • Twitter: @CCStuart_Hyde • Blog: www.stuhyde.com