I was born and raised in County Durham and my priority is to stand up for our communities, putting police back on the street and tackling the issues that matter to you.
For over 20 years my career has been spent serving and protecting the public, tackling crime and disorder, having worked for the Army, Fire, Police, Emergency Planning College and local authorities across County Durham and the Tees Valley.
If elected on 6 May, I will:
- Put more Police on the street
Durham Constabulary has lost nearly 500 officers over the last 10 years. My top priority is reversing this and getting more police and PSCO’s back on our streets.
- Prevent Crime
I want to do all I can to prevent crime occurring in the first place. I will invest in neighbourhood policing, ensuring those working on the front line are increasingly focused on prevention.
- Protect Communities and Victims
I will put the needs of victims of crime at the centre of everything I do and improve how we protect the public and support vulnerable victims and witnesses.
- Pursue Criminals
I’ll make sure our Police have the resources they need to identify, target and pursue those responsible for crime and anti-social behaviour and bring them to justice.
- Put your Priorities First
Residents identified anti-social behaviour, fly tipping, drug use/dealing, vandalism and speeding as their top 5 priorities. I will establish multi-agency, area-based problem solving groups to address these issues.
As your Police and Crime Commissioner you can be assured, I will utilise my skills, experience and expertise to tackle the issues that matter to you, making our communities safer, stronger and more resilient to crime and anti-social behaviour.
This statement has been prepared by Audrey Laing, Election Agent on behalf of Joy Allen, 100 Hatfield Place, Peterlee, SR8 5TD.