Crime Commissioner: needs of victims of crime are central to plan

Bournemouth Echo: SHOWCASE: Martyn Underhill SHOWCASE: Martyn Underhill

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill is one of only two chosen to showcase his vision for the county at a Victim Support meeting in London.

Martyn Underhill and Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson have been invited to speak at a board of trustees meeting in Canary Wharf on Thursday.

Mr Underhill said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to meet with the charity’s board of trustees to discuss how we can work together to ensure that victims of crime in Dorset have the best possible care.

“The needs of victims are central to my Police and Crime Plan which will be put before the Police and Crime Panel for review in early February.”

Mr Underhill has also pledged to hold Victim Forums to aid recoveries.

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2:23pm Wed 30 Jan 13

ajj-dorset says...

Once again Mr Underhill appears in the paper for apparently doing his job?

Does the fact he attends a meeting or writes a letter really deserve this level of press coverage?
Once again Mr Underhill appears in the paper for apparently doing his job? Does the fact he attends a meeting or writes a letter really deserve this level of press coverage? ajj-dorset
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2:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

snake hips says...

Still trying to work out what this man does to earn his salary
Still trying to work out what this man does to earn his salary snake hips
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3:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

rayc says...

Perhaps it would be better to concentrate on how there can be less victims of crime in Dorset?
Perhaps it would be better to concentrate on how there can be less victims of crime in Dorset? rayc
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5:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Old Colonial says...

snake hips wrote:
Still trying to work out what this man does to earn his salary
Check for yourself, but briefly he is part of the OPCC whose function according to the PCC website is "In order for the PCC to be able to successfully undertake his duties they are supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). The OPCC is led by the Chief Executive, Martin Goscomb, who is responsible for providing strategic level advice to the PCC, employing and managing the OPCC staff team and in providing a monitoring role with regard to standards. The team also includes a Chief Finance Officer, Richard Bates, who advises the PCC on financial matters and the impact of any budget, spending and commissioning decisions. Other staff provide specific support on key areas of business and also undertake the administrative function of the office."

So in effect, probably not much other than to get his photo in the Echo.
[quote][p][bold]snake hips[/bold] wrote: Still trying to work out what this man does to earn his salary[/p][/quote]Check for yourself, but briefly he is part of the OPCC whose function according to the PCC website is "In order for the PCC to be able to successfully undertake his duties they are supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). The OPCC is led by the Chief Executive, Martin Goscomb, who is responsible for providing strategic level advice to the PCC, employing and managing the OPCC staff team and in providing a monitoring role with regard to standards. The team also includes a Chief Finance Officer, Richard Bates, who advises the PCC on financial matters and the impact of any budget, spending and commissioning decisions. Other staff provide specific support on key areas of business and also undertake the administrative function of the office." So in effect, probably not much other than to get his photo in the Echo. Old Colonial
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5:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

losthope says...

I've contacted him about the way I was treated when I reported a crime after the complaints procedure turned out to be a poor joke. He rang me, listened, and then I got an email from the Assistant Chief Constable saying that what had happened was being investigated.

So, as for what he does? In my case, at least, he's calling the police to account.

(Although I'd still rather they caught the criminals then set up victim forums!)
I've contacted him about the way I was treated when I reported a crime after the complaints procedure turned out to be a poor joke. He rang me, listened, and then I got an email from the Assistant Chief Constable saying that what had happened was being investigated. So, as for what he does? In my case, at least, he's calling the police to account. (Although I'd still rather they caught the criminals then set up victim forums!) losthope
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