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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.

Stuart Jackson

I’m passionate about improving the accountability, inclusivity, and environmental impact of Devon & Cornwall Police (D&CP.) If elected, I’d want our Chief Constable to work on the following:

 Accountability

Organise monthly “Listening Forums” for local people, three in each city: Truro, Plymouth and Exeter.

  1. For all women to attend
  2. For anyone identifying as non-binary or LGBTIQA+
  3. For people who experience racism, including refugees

People in these three groups are over-represented amongst victims of certain crimes.

Listening Forums would allow people to raise concerns and/or questions with a senior police officer. Conversations would be facilitated using the NHS model of Schwartz Rounds, enabling police to better understand issues affecting us, the people that they serve.

Inclusivity

  • Publish annual data about recruitment into Officer and Civilian posts, for the three groups above
  • Explain retention, promotion and recruitment data for under-represented groups
  • Adopt best recruitment and retention strategies of other Forces

As PCC, I’d examine cases of proven harassment of officers or staff, where protected characteristics were a contributory factor.

Environmental impact

  • Monitor how police estates are managed with wildlife in mind
  • Invest in solar and wind investment on police buildings
  • Insulate existing buildings efficiently
  • Halt further closures of Smaller Police Stations and examine feasibility of re-opening closed stations
  • Investigate feasibility of a mentored Allotment scheme for people at risk of re-offending, using police land at Middlemoor, to help them learn how to grow their own food.
  • Publish an annual report on the maintenance, purchasing choices and use of Police Vehicles.
  • Monitor the strategy of reducing Unnecessary Journeys, including increasing video-conferencing.

I’ve previously worked as Training Officer for D&CP. This provided insights into the many strengths and some weaknesses of the Force.

This statement was prepared by:

TJ Milburn, election agent (4 Fountain House, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DE)

Contact details

stuart.jackson@greenparty.org.uk

www.facebook.com/GreenerPolicingDevonCornwall

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