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Dorset PCC Martyn Underhill to speak at Victim Support meeting in London
3:50pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
DORSET'S Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has been invited to speak at a Victim Support meeting in London.
Mr Underhill is one of only two PCCs across the country to be invited to the meeting by the organisation's Board of Trustees, which will take place in Canary Wharf on January 31.
He said: "I am delighted to have this opportunity to meet with the charity to discuss how we can work together to ensure that victims of crime in Dorset have the best possible care.
"The needs of victims are central to my Police and Crime Plan, which will be put before the Police and Crime Panel for review in early February."
Mr Underhill is expected to talk about priorities of victim services in Dorset.
A Victim Supprt spokesperson said: "We chose Martyn Underhill as he is one of the leading
independent PCCs and someone who has publicly committed to putting victims first; we want to understand better how Martyn intends to bring these commitments to life and how Victim Support and its partners in the sector can work with him to do so."
Mr Underhill has pledged to hold Victim Forums across the county to allow victims of crime to have their say.
He added: "This is an important meeting. I want to make sure that Victim Support is able to offer the best possible service to victims of crime in our county. It is crucial that they are protected and feel safe."