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Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams will be meeting with the Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel on Monday (24 June) for the first time since his re-election. During the meeting, which will be broadcast live online at 10am, he will present an update on topics including: Questions to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner from members ... Read more
Staffordshire Women’s Aid has retained a contract, now worth £2.3m over the next three years, to provide free, confidential support services for victims of sexual assault and abuse, as well as close family members and significant others. Commissioned by the Staffordshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, the Survive service first launched in 2020 with £300,000 ... Read more
Motorbikes make up just 1% of road traffic*, but around a third of fatal collisions in Staffordshire last year involved a motorbike – which is why the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) is launching a ‘Think SAFE, ride SAFE’ campaign to remind bikers of what they can do to keep themselves safe on the roads. ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams has announced a new Police base for Stone, which will see Police officers working out of the existing fire station building. As part of a commitment to closer working between Police and Fire, a specially-equipped room in the fire station will act as a base in the heart of the community, which Police ... Read more
New community wardens and support workers are patrolling in targeted areas of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, in the next phase of an initiative led by the Staffordshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB). In July 2023, Staffordshire benefited from £1m government funding for uniformed ‘hotspot’ patrols in Burton, Fenton, Hanley and Etruria, ... Read more
Today marks the start of National Volunteers Week (3-9 June), and Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams is thanking almost a thousand volunteers across the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office (SCO), the Police and the Fire & Rescue Service for their contribution to keeping us all safe. Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams said: ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams has praised the work of Staffordshire Police, following the news that the force has been removed from the ‘Engage’ enhanced monitoring process after demonstrating improvements in its service. The decision was made today (21 May) by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams officially marked the start of his second term in office today (Friday 10 May) as he took the oath to both services. In a ceremony held at Staffordshire Police’s headquarters in Stafford, Mr Adams formally made the Declaration of Acceptance of Office in front ... Read more
Conservative candidate Ben Adams has been re-elected as the Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, after beating Labour candidate Alastair Watson and the Liberal Democrat candidate Alec Sandiford. The result has just been announced at the count in Burton-on-Trent, with Mr Adams receiving 73,500 votes, with an overall turnout of 19.23%. Mr ... Read more
The elections for the Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) take place on Thursday, 2 May 2024. In the case of Staffordshire, the role also includes the governance of the Fire & Rescue Service, hence the elections are for a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC). The formal pre-election period begins on 18 March 2024 and ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams attended the opening of the force’s brand-new Public and Personal Safety Training Unit today (Wednesday 13 March). The facility will enable officers to use safe, life-size sets to prepare for operational scenarios including stop and search, street fights, drunk and disorderly, custody, vulnerable people ... Read more
This International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March), the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office celebrated the achievements of women in Policing and Fire & Rescue, and reminded people about the work undertaken by the Office to keep women and girls safe. On Friday, Deputy Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Helen Fisher joined Police officers, ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime Ben Adams and Deputy Commissioner Helen Fisher visited organisations in Stoke-on-Trent last week to hear more about ongoing work to tackle anti-social behaviour and business crime in communities. Partnership Against Business Crime in Staffordshire (PABCIS), The Stoke-on-Trent Business Improvement District (BID), The Hive Community Centre and ... Read more
Members of Staffordshire’s shooting community joined Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams, senior Police officers and the force’s firearms licensing team to discuss their experiences of the licence application process, and the impact of changes in legislation following the fatal shootings in Plymouth in 2021. Attendees, including country sports business ... Read more

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