People have lost faith in politicians. Police work must be about keeping the community safe, not pursuing political agendas.
The Police & Crime Commissioner should be non-political.
As an Independent, I will keep party politics out of policing and encourage the Chief Constable to deliver a strong, inclusive and accountable Police service.
Everyone who comes into contact with the police should be listened to. The police are accountable to the community – not the other way around.
Some issues I will address are:
- Reducing the cost of the Police & Crime Commissioner
The current PCC has a deputy (paid £55,692) and 17 staff (highest paid £96,657). If elected, I will NOT appoint a deputy and will employ the minimum staff to provide an effective service.
The money saved will be re-directed to the Police budget, to support the service it gives to the public.
- Review the charge on council taxpayers
The police precept has increased 2017-2021 by 3.99% + 3.99% + 6.99% + 6.99% + 5.49%.
I recognise these above inflation increases cause hardship, so I will hold the precept at its current level next year to carry out a full review of income and expenditure.
- Tackling domestic violence
Some women are afraid to report violence from a partner. I will help them to come forward, so that support and protection can be given.
- Better support for victims
Burglaries, thefts etc. should be attended by a Police Officer, plus a Forensics Officer if there is a likelihood of fingerprints or DNA.
- Addressing Anti-Social Behaviour
Those who persist in making other people’s lives a misery by anti-social acts should be put through the criminal justice system.
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This has been prepared by Paul Harley, 19 Clipper Close, Newport, NP19 7LL.