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Over £16 million has been invested over a five-year period between October 2018 and September 2023 into services to address domestic abuse (DA), under a partnership approach led by the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office in conjunction with Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. New Era was established in October 2018 to offer help to all ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams went on patrol with officers from Staffordshire Police recently to witness the work that is being done to tackle vehicle crime in the county. The Commissioner met with officers from Operation Bormus, a team set up specifically to reduce vehicle theft and target offenders ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams visited a drug and alcohol misuse centre in Cannock to see work underway as a result of funding from the Commissioner’s Locality Deal Fund (LDF). The BAC O’Connor Centre receives £6,000 from the fund via the Cannock Community Safety Partnership. The funding has contributed ... Read more
The Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office has successfully secured almost £5 million from government funding streams since 2020, as part of a partnership approach to reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB), violence and acquisitive crime. The funding, totalling £4.92 million, comes from the Safer Streets and Safety of Women at Night funds, and the ASB Action Plan. It has ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams will present his annual budget and council tax precept proposal at a meeting of the Staffordshire Police, Fire & Crime Panel. During the meeting on Monday (5 February), the panel will hear from the Commissioner about Staffordshire Police’s financial position, including their response to ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams visited a local SPAR shop in Western Downs, Stafford, recently to discuss the detrimental impact of business crime on shop owners. The Commissioner spent time with business owner Julian Taylor-Green and Government Relations Director Edward Woodall from the Association of Convenience Stores to identify ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Ben Adams, met graduates of the latest Junior Cadet programme when he visited Hazel Slade Primary Academy in Cannock last week. The scheme is delivered by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to primary school children across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Children are taught about different topics over ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams visited a Co-op store in Norton to hear from retail staff about how shoplifting impacts on them and the business as a whole. The visit was an opportunity to talk to staff about their concerns, as well as also sharing with them some of ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams visited the site of the force’s new Officer Personal Safety Training (OPST) centre in Stafford to see how work to create the bespoke £1.3 million facility is progressing. The new centre will allow Staffordshire Police to meet the requirements of the College of Policing’s ... Read more
Improvements in responding to the public, 24/7 roads policing and providing the right care for vulnerable people are among the topics Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams will discuss with Chief Constable Chris Noble at a public meeting taking place on Tuesday 23 January. During the Police Public Performance Meeting, ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams recently joined the South Staffordshire Chief Inspector at a parish council meeting in Kinver to meet residents and hear updates regarding local policing. Ben talked to parish councillors about policing issues including the potential move of the police post from the high street to Kinver ... Read more
Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Ben Adams is asking people to have their say on how much they would be prepared to pay for Policing and Fire & Rescue services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The Staffordshire Commissioner is responsible for setting the services’ budgets, and determining the contribution residents make as ... Read more
The Office has been recognised nationally for the very high quality of its independent custody visiting scheme. Under the scheme, trained volunteers from the local community (Independent Custody Visitors or ICVs) make regular unannounced visits to Police custody suites to check on the rights, entitlements, wellbeing and dignity of the detainees held there. Their findings ... Read more
A free domestic abuse (DA) in the workplace programme, which has so far trained over 400 people to recognise the signs of DA, and signpost those who might want help to change unhealthy behaviour in their relationships, has achieved CPD Accreditation. New Era’s Workplace Champion programme has been delivered since 1 October 2018, in conjunction ... Read more

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