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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.

Martyn Underhill

I am an Independent candidate in this election. I am standing again to keep party politics out of policing.

As a former police officer and your Dorset PCC since 2012, I understand how policing and the role of the PCC fit together. Dorset is a special place; I understand the County and its people.

I have overseen the Force through unprecedented cuts and changes in demand.

I have:

  • Introduced the Victims’ Bureau to help victims in their journey. I have commissioned support services for victims.
  • Improved mental health provision for people in crisis, improving their care and reducing demand on police. I lead nationally for PCCs in this arena.
  • Introduced the Strategic Alliance between Dorset, Devon and Cornwall police, improving efficiency and delivering huge savings.
  • Worked nationally with Government on areas such as use of force, taser, fraud and mental health, benefiting Dorset people. I have led the call for a funding review which gives Dorset a fairer deal.
  • Listened to the public and interacted with 250,000 people; approximately 35,000 being face to face. I have won national awards for transparency and engagement with communities; each community in Dorset is different.

I will:

Invest resources to protect Dorset people from emerging threats of:

  • Targeting and abuse of those at risk
  • Cyber crime

Invest in the Marine Unit.

Continue to talk to local people; to be the interface with their police.

Continue to represent and support victims.

Improve accessibility and visibility of your police.

Improve technology and efficiency.

Establish a rural crime team.

Appoint a business crime champion.

Dedicate resources to keep you safer on Dorset’s roads.

Support Neighbourhood Policing.

Vote Martyn Underhill on 5th May for a safer Dorset. Thank You.

Prepared by Martyn Underhill acting as my own Election Agent, 27 Grand Marine Court, Durley Gardens, Bournemouth BH2 5HS.


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