The Conservative Party Candidate
I’m Jamie Athill, I was born and raised in Norfolk and I’m standing for election as Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner because I want to cut crime by:
- Improving Norfolk Constabulary’s public accountability, so people understand how the police help them and how they can help the police
- Underpinning the Chief Constable’s operational independence, so we get the best policing delivered by well-trained, well-motivated police officers, PCSOs and civilian staff
- Supporting the organisations and charities that help victims and reduce reoffending with business partnerships that enable, not ‘privatise’, these public institutions, putting the victim first.
The PCC needs to be a tough, fair-minded person who will take a fresh and independent look at cutting bureaucracy, with a hands-on approach to identifying local priorities. 35 years of military experience has taught me that when times are difficult it is teamwork and innovation that deliver results, not infighting or living in the past. I share with many Norfolk people the values of personal responsibility, mutual respect, self-reliance and independent thought – and that we must make every penny count.
The PCC’s job is not just about setting police budgets and priorities; it’s about long-term crime reduction, about sharing best practices with local government and local businesses and renewed community engagement – driving improvements through collaboration with the whole criminal justice system.
My team will bring Norfolk criminal justice, victim support and business experience to focus on the front line. We’ll be upfront with the people of Norfolk, replacing the appointed Police Authority with elected openness and accountability, so we keep Norfolk one of the safest counties in England.
You can learn more from my website www.jamieathill.org.uk and please vote for Jamie Athill, the Conservative Candidate, on 15th November.
Prepared by Ian Sherwood, Agent, 23 London Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7DD