Police and crime commissioners

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Force area:
South Yorkshire

Jonathan William Arnott

Election statement:

I believe that as a society we are too soft on crime.  The rights of victims must always be put above those of criminals and the public must be protected.  Having chaired a charity working with disadvantaged young people, I know that crime prevention work is also vital.

I will appoint as my deputy Jack Clarkson, who had decades of policing experience before spending  four years working for Victim Support.  He is an independent (former Liberal Democrat) councillor; I believe the Police Commissioner role is too important to be limited to Party politics.

A key part of the Police Commissioner’s job lies in setting budgets.  As a Master of Mathematics I will use my skills in finance and business management experience to ensure that every penny possible is saved from bureaucracy and waste, and the maximum amount possible is spent getting police back out onto the streets on duty.

In particular I will:

  • Work for the victim, not the criminal
  • Hold the Chief Constable to account
  • Insist that violent crimes and burglaries are key priorities for the police
  • Get officers back on the beat, not filling in forms
  • Demand the highest standard of conduct from our police
  • Work to protect communities blighted by drug-related crime
  • Oppose political correctness and treat everyone equally
  • Expand the ‘Police Cadets’ scheme to get young people more involved in crime reduction
  • Work to ensure that all emergency calls are responded to in under fifteen minutes

Only around twenty percent of the police budget comes from the police precept on your Council Tax.  Therefore I would oppose tax rises as an inefficient way of increasing the police budget.

Jonathan William Arnott of 9 Ravenscroft Close, Sheffield, S138PN, prepared this statement as his own election agent.