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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.

Jonathan Leslie Smith

Jonathan retired from the Police Force in 2015 having completed 30 years service in the South West. He remained as a Police Constable, working at the coal face, was commended for outstanding Police Service and has experienced the damage and pain caused by Government meddling .

He is not a politician nor has he ever been one, he is one of the people and believes passionately in an independent but accountable Police Service, free from political interference. He is not new to fighting to save our Unique British Bobby having attended Parliament on numerous occasions to highlight this cause.

The imposition of the Police and Crime Commissioner provides the opportunity for politicians to direct Police Forces according to their own doctrine at the expense of Community priorities. The Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner will cost the Devon and Cornwall tax payer millions of pounds over the next four years.  This money would be far better spent on the Police Service instead of that extra level of bureaucracy it provides at the moment.

The job description of the Police and Crime Commissioner reflects that of the French Mayor.  Do we really want a Europol governed political police service?

That is why Jonathan wants to expose the gross misuse of public funds associated with this role and lobby for its dissolution.

He wants to reverse the policy of withdrawing police visibility from the community, review station closures and overhaul the 101 telephone system.  He wants to listen to your opinions, ensure ALL crimes are recorded and prioritise local issues instead of Government performance targets.  We can still stop the destruction of what was the best police force in the world, but we MUST act now.

Address prepared by

Tony McIntyre, 4, Frogwell Cottages, Frogwell, Tiverton EX168BQ

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