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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.

Andrew John Noble Graham

Lt Gen Andrew Graham – Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Dorset

I have spent my working life dedicated to ensuring the security of our country. I believe that public safety and the rule of law are the bedrock foundations for positive, open and successful societies and communities. I see the appointment of PCC as an opportunity to put something back and help Dorset, where I live, face existing and developing criminal and other challenges to public safety.

I have worked closely with the Police, in particular for two years supporting the ACC South Region in Northern Ireland after the Good Friday Agreement. I admire what they do.

Having been burgled I understand the sense of intrusion, hurt and insecurity crime leaves behind. Crime blights lives. I also recognise that the Police cannot do everything on their own and the public has a part to play. A drumbeat theme of my tenure as PCC would be ‘Policing at the heart of our communities’ – not ‘Them’ and ‘Us’ but ‘WE’.

Dorset spends more than £120 million of taxpayers’ money each year on policing. I have held sizable public budgets (£100m – £1.2bn), delivered significant results and identified smart ways of shifting the costs of support and office functions towards the sharp end.

Since leaving the Army I have broadened my business experience by working in industry, leading a youth development charity and volunteering with a national mental health charity.

I have the proven and tested experience, leadership, vision, commitment and management skills to work with the Chief Constable and the people of Dorset to make and keep our county a safer place to live and to work and to visit.

This statement has been prepared by Andrew Graham’s Agent, Judy Jamieson, 18a Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1QL

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