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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.

Paul Harley

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.

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