Police body issues targets

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SUFFOLK Police Authority has issued its priorities for the next three years.

The document sets out the force’s main priorities, including reducing levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, improving public confidence in the police and sustaining the financial stability of the constabulary.

It also gives details of the performance measures that the police authority will use to monitor the force’s achievements, while listing people’s concerns as drugs, anti-social behaviour, house burglary, violence in a public place and robbery.

Outgoing chairman Colin Spence said that despite needing to make savings of around £4.5million in the coming year, the “enhanced freedom” the authority had been given to tailor the plan to suit local needs meant the authority could focus resources on areas that mattered most.

“This year’s plan is the most succinct to date and allows us to concentrate on key concerns at a time in when pressure on our budget is unprecedented,” he said.