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Control Strategy 2020/21

Our force Control Strategy determines our operational priorities, helping us to effectively protect people and fight crime together.

Intelligence themes to improve our understanding

  • Demographics for online and offline sexual offences

  • Gang related exploitation and harm

  • The scale of organised crime including co-operation between groups and poly criminality

  • Professional enablers to organised crime including criminal finance and technological capability

  • Whole systems knowledge of hidden exploitation and vulnerability

  • Links between drug markets and child exploitation

  • Human and commodity trafficking networks

  • Exploitation and cannabis cultivation by foreign national offenders

  • Highest harm people and locations including repeat offending

Force priorities

Vulnerability

  • Domestic abuse, rape and serious sexual offences
  • Vulnerability and exploitation, including stalking and harassment, violence agaist women and girls
  • Cyber crime, including fraud

Violence and exploitation

  • Organised crime and serious violence
  • Including county lines and gangs, gun and knife crime

Public confidence

  • Neighbourhood crime
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Domestic burglary

Control strategy

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