Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.


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Alan Hardwick

Election statement:

For the first time, you can decide how our county is policed. Yours is the most important voice, and with me as your Police and Crime Commissioner, your voice will be heard. Together we will replace outdated bureaucracy with a new and dynamic democratic accountability. In other words, you will take control. Your experiences and concerns will influence policing priorities, to help decide where money and manpower can do most good.  No-one knowsLincolnshire better than you. Taxpayers’ money – your money – spent on anything that does not benefit the public is wasted. There will be no decisions behind closed doors and – in my case at least – absolutely no political agendas. Politics and policing don’t mix. Your force will not be run like a local authority department. I am financing my own campaign, so there are no outside influences. My loyalty is to the people ofLincolnshire. I make no unrealistic, undeliverable promises. My priorities are to protect and strengthen neighbourhood policing; increase officer numbers; continue challenging Government cuts that unfairly penaliseLincolnshire; keep police stations open; enhance support for victims of crime and witnesses, and encourage more active and visible support from communities and volunteers. As a television journalist for many years, I have first-hand experience of policing in many parts of theUK. Working for the Police Authority for the past four years has given me a privileged insight intoLincolnshire policing. This is essential .Before you can start to improve something, you need a thorough knowledge of how it works. Elect me as your Police and Crime Commissioner and we can start to deliver those improvements from day one.

Prepared by Alan Hardwick, acting as his own election agent, of 1,Meadow Court,Low Road , Grayingham, Gainsborough,Lincolnshire,DN21 4GE