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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.

Peter McCall

I’ve been your PCC for the last five years, I think we have achieved a lot and I simply ask you to judge on performance not politics.

 I am a Cumbrian having grown up in Wigton. I served as an Army Officer on Operations around the world in a career spanning 34 years.  I was Regimental Colonel of the 16,000 strong Royal Logistic Corps. This with senior service in the Ministry of Defence, working in government, has been vital experience for the job as PCC.  I understand uniformed service.

Cumbria Police are now among the best forces in the country, graded Good with Outstanding features by HMICFRS.  We have increased Police Officer numbers by 143 with another 67 to come this year, more Officers than Cumbria has ever had. Police Officers are now based in an additional 11 rural towns across the county, covering them and their surrounding areas. We have more CCTV, introduced email contact, created a new Cyber Unit to deal with internet crime and online sexual abuse of children and the vulnerable.  Countless County Lines Drug dealers have been locked up and taken off our streets.

Domestic abuse is and will continue to be a major focus together with protecting those with mental health and dependency problems, keeping them from harm and crime. 

We’ve established Local Police Teams to grip anti social behaviour and local issues.  I have invested almost £1M in local community groups ranging from Boxing clubs, youth groups, sports teams and many community initiatives.  Police Cadets reintroduced and Mini Police established in our primary schools.

This year my council tax increase was one of the lowest in the country. There is more to do and with your support I will see the job through.

Written by Hannah Dolan, 104 Senhouse Street, Maryport CA15 6BS

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