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Contacting us

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Our control strategy

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

We identified related areas and used the ‘College of Policing Assessment of Harm’ and the ‘Management of Risk in Law Enforcement’ tools to assess relative risks. Informed by the Chief’s Three Year Plan and with input from the Command Team, functional leads, subject matter experts, Community Safety Partnership managers and their analysts  we have then determined the priority areas as set out in the Control Strategy.

The Control Strategy informs:

  • how we deploy our resources
  • how we task
  • how we focus our partnership activity
  • where we focus our intelligence gathering
  • where we focus our training and knowledge building  

The Control Strategy provides an at-a-glance overview of the areas where we must focus our attention. Crime types have been categorised into two tiers based on the greatest impact of threat, harm and risk. Those highlighted in red being the highest priority areas. Within the two tiers, the crime areas are listed in alphabetical order.

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