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David Gale

Election statement:

“More Bobbies on the Beat!” is the resounding message that I’m hearing from every section of our community.

Well, it’s time to listen to the people who pay the bills and help the victims not the criminals.  I will say “No to Privatisation” and deliver a focus on value for money at force headquarters that will see the savings channelled straight back into front-line policing.  Having been thoroughly briefed by the Chief Constable and his team, I am now confident that under my leadership, barring another round of major government cuts:

I can make a commitment to have fifty more police officers on the beat within my four year term of office.

 My top three policing priorities will be:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Gang -related crime
  • Drugs

I will also direct that:

 “Householders who defend their home from intruders should not fear arrest.”

Born in Derby, I am a company director and ex-full time operational police officer with 25 years experience of delivering strategic leadership and business transformation in large public and private sector organisations.  I have extensive experience of delivering neighbourhood services that include the police, council services and the voluntary sector, not just in the UK but across the world.  I have specialist experience in protecting vulnerable children, as well as holding public sector agencies and government to account.

The new Police Commissioner must be a proven leader who can deliver real accountability to the people of Derbyshire.  We need real change led by someone equipped with operational police experience and a proven business track record who is used to holding organisations to account.  As Police Commissioner, I would be proud to represent the people of Derbyshire and deliver “More Bobbies on the Beat!”

Prepared by Election Agent: Steven Hassall, 1 Limerick Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6TP