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Colin Skelton


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Colin Skelton

Election statement:

I’m standing as an Independent Candidate, because I want to make Wiltshire the safest place to live in the country, with the lowest level of crime. This is achievable if Wiltshire Police follow evidence based policies and recruit more Police Officers.

I have four main commitments:

Recruit 300 new Police officers

I will recruit and train 300 new Police Officers.

Top 100 offenders targeted 

I will aggressively target the 100 most prolific offenders within Wiltshire.  Setting up five Enhanced Integrated Offender Management (IOM) teams across Wiltshire, each targeting the 20 most prolific offenders in their area.

Reduce crime by 20%

300 new Police Officers and the enhanced IOM programme will reduce crime. In addition I will enhance and better resource Neighbourhood Policing Teams and make better use of intelligence/technology to reduce crime. Police Analysts will be trained to the highest standards and make use of the world’s best analytical and predictive crime software in order to reduce crime. The Los Angeles Police Force has used crime predictive software for reducing burglary and has shown a 27% reduction, we can do the same.

Look after Police Officers, PCSO’s and Police staff

None of this is possible without well motivated staff. I would treat staff fairly, make their working lives better and give them a real voice in how the organisation is ran.

I have lived and worked in Wiltshire for 20 years, and have experience of helping others and contributing to the community. I’ve served as a Samaritan volunteer and Deputy Director of Salisbury Samaritans for ten years and been a school governor at several schools.

I hope people in Wiltshire would like to see this happen so that all our communities could be safer and better places to live.

Prepared by Colin Skelton, 11 Linkway, Salisbury, SP1 3EP.

Website: www.skelton4wiltspcc.co.uk

Blog: www.skelton4witlspcc.wordpress.com

Twitter: @skeltonwiltspcc