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.