Thames Valley Police & Criminal Justice Plan 2021-2025

After being elected in May 2021, Matthew Barber formally published his Police & Criminal Justice Plan the following month, June 2021.

Unanimously endorsed by the Thames Valley Police & Crime Panel, the Plan sets out five broad strategic priorities to get tough on crime for safer communities...

Strong local policing

Recruiting more police officers, supporting neighbourhood policing and focussing on driving down the crimes that matter most to the public.

Fighting serious organised crime

Cracking down on the threat from "county lines" drugs gangs to protect children from exploitation and abuse.

Fighting cybercrime and fraud

Crime is changing and I will invest in the technology and resources the police need to protect the public online.

Improving the criminal justice system

Supporting victims of crime, bringing more criminals to justice and reducing reoffending.

Tackling illegal encampments

Ensuring a fair but firm response to illegal encampments and reducing the effect on our communities.



Click here to view the full document (PDF)...


Security breach at Windsor Castle

Officers from Thames Valley and the Metropolitan Police today (25/12) responded to a security breach at around 8.30am within the grounds of Windsor Castle, which is under the control of the Met.

Tackling violent men who harm women

Matthew Barber, Thames Valley’s Police & Crime Commissioner has welcomed the publication of policing’s plans to improve its response to violence against women and girls.