Antrim police have launched their 2014-2015 Policing Plan, setting out local policing priorities and ambitions for the next 12 months.
The plan commits local police to delivering against the three core principles of Personal, Professional and Protective policing.
“We will be focusing on reducing the number of burglaries, particularly those involving older/vulnerable victims and incidents of anti-social behaviour, building and further establishing the trust and confidence in our service with communities and protecting the vulnerable,” Area Commander Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson said.
She added: “We have listened to what people want and have built this plan around what local people have told us they are concerned about. By paying particular attention to the needs of our community we will ensure that we are doing everything we can to make sure they feel safe and secure.
“This new Plan sets out our challenges in continuing this trend locally and underpins our belief that policing is not just about law enforcement, it is about creating an environment in which all communities can grow and develop in confidence, securing a safer future for all.”
Chair of Antrim PCSP, Alderman Drew Ritchie said: “Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership have a role to monitor police performance locally and we have worked closely with the Area Commander in developing a plan that truly reflects the concerns of local people.
“I would encourage anyone with comments relating to policing within Antrim Borough to contact Antrim PCSP directly to ensure that local policing continues to respond to the needs of the entire community.”