The Policing Plan provides a clear direction and purpose for everyone in the force to work together to protect and reassure communities by reducing and preventing crime and antisocial behaviour. It has four operational priorities: a focus on early intervention; improving services to victims and witnesses; better management of offenders and the prevention of reoffending; and increasing public confidence.

Underpinning all of these operational priorities is a fifth priority: to modernise the force. This is being driven by a new approach which we have called Trust Driven Policing because trust is key to how we lead and work. This is enabling the development of a strong and positive organisational culture and more modern, efficient ways of working.

Against each of these priorities the force has clear strategies in place, with robust action plans to drive change and improved outcomes.

The force is also going through a major technology refresh programme which is helping to improve efficiency, productivity and outcomes by making better use of data and new technology. This includes the implementation of a Niche records management system which is helping to transform the force’s analytical and intelligence systems.

The impact of these changes is reflected in the HMICFRS inspection report published in February 2020, which rated Staffordshire Police good across all areas inspected.

The force continues to work hard to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, to protect the most vulnerable, and to improve service and outcomes for the people of Staffordshire