Today marks the first day of the new 4-year term for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis.
Mr Ellis said: “I am delighted to have been elected for a second term and will continue with the strategy I set out three years ago. Spending money better, putting more of the available budget to the frontline and making sure policing in Staffordshire is equipped to tackle changing crime in a changing Internet-enabled world remain the priorities.
“Continued financial stability is crucial in order to provide Staffordshire Police with the right tools for the job and will ensure Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent communities are safer into the future.
“It’s about making sure communities feel re-assured because they are seeing more police officers and above all making sure that we are preparing the police in every single way to deal with changing crime.”
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) sets the annual budget for Staffordshire Police and holds the Chief Constable to account for delivering an effective and efficient police service. He is also responsible for setting out and delivering against a Police and Crime Plan – the Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer United Communities strategy – as well as appointing the Chief Constable.
The Chief Constable is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Staffordshire Police but is accountable to the public through the PCC.
To read more about the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Staffordshire go to: www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/news/