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Welcome to the Preston Neighbourhood  Watch
Association PACT website

( to access the panel priorities please use the Pact-Preston link on the navigation Bar)

In these times of public sector cuts, it is clearer now than it has ever been that the police alone can not solve all the problems that blight communities. That is why Lancashire Constabulary remain committed to the well established principles of Neighbourhood Policing, where we aim to deal with the concerns of local people about crime and anti-social behaviour at a local level, in strong partnership with the community and other agencies to create long term solutions to their problems.

The valuable work done by the Neighbourhood Watch community is one key element in achieving this. That is why I am keen to show my support for this site and Neighbourhood Watch schemes generally as they provide an important function in looking out for their communities, keeping you informed about what is going on in your area and the priorities that you have highlighted via the P.A.C.T process.

In order to provide you with the best quality of service that we can, we must not only ensure that we take notice of what you say and want, but we must also be honest about what is achievable and provide feedback about what has or is being done to address those concerns. Neighbourhood Watch and this site is a valuable resource for doing that.

As is the case with many things in life, you get out of it what you put in, therefore I would encourage individuals and communities to get involved in what is going on in your local area and to actively participate in not only highlighting the problems, but  in identifying practical and sustainable solutions which you can then help implement.

What is PACT?

In 2006 The Chief Constable  introduced throughout Lancashire a new way of ensuring that community problems are identified and tackled.

In essence, it was proposed that in each Ward area, a representative group of people is formed who will meet to prioritise and monitor activities in the area.

This group may include people such as:

* Residents (and resident associations)
* Councillors
* Faith Leaders
* Police Community Beat Managers
* Police Community Support Officers
* Housing Officials
* Local Business Owners
* Youth Organisations/Workers

The group will prioritise and monitor activities towards solving problems that are raised by the community. The Police will be required to report back to monthly meetings and show what has been done to improve things or explain why activities could not take place.

These priorities will form the basis of what your Community Police Staff will do and it gives the public a direct say on Policing in the area. In addition it is anticipated that partnerships will be formed to contribute to the solutions.

Professionalising neighbourhood policing
A briefing note for our partners

As part of the Government’s Police Reform agenda, every police force in the country is required to develop and implement a model of Neighbourhood Policing. The Government does not specify a model but is working closely with the Association of Chief Police Officers to develop a framework that encompasses a set of key principles that all forces will adopt as part of its local model of Neighbourhood Policing.

Lancashire Constabulary has commenced work across the county to develop our model of Neighbourhood Policing. The first stage of implementation is intended to take place in September 2005.  This briefing note highlights the key features of Neighbourhood Policing. It sets out what the Constabulary’s approach is going to be so that you are aware of the steps we are taking with the intention that, wherever possible, we can work with you – our partners – at this very early stage in the process to complement any plans you are developing for the creation of confident and secure communities.

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