My knowledge as a former police officer, coupled with experience running a successful business, gives me a unique set of skills that no other candidate possesses.
Budget cuts are a threat to the long term sustainability of forces to effectively tackle crime and provide the level of service the public rightly expect and deserve.
I will support the staff of the West Midlands Police and, importantly in doing so; I will be supporting the residents of the West Midlands, making sure your voice is heard and that the officers deliver the service we so rightly deserve.
I will immediately halt the policy of police redundancies.
I will also cancel current proposals to contract out parts of the police service to private security companies.
I will also address the public concern about police investigating police complaints. I will negotiate with the Chief Constable to return the police investigators to front line policing and replace them with independent non-police investigators, so that the public can have confidence that complaints are investigated impartially.
It is imperative that we make sure that politicians do not take control of our police service.
As a candidate I will provide a truly independent voice for the residents of the West Midlands.
Prepared and promoted by Mike Rumble of 10 Ridgewood Avenue, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4 QH