Police and crime commissioners

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James Michael Joyce

Election statement:

James Joyce – the best choice for Norfolk’s Police Commissioner

Introducing James Joyce

James Joyce has been a member of the Norfolk Police Authority since 2005. (But has resigned to contest this election.) Serving on the Police Authority, James was the lead member for the introduction of Safer Neighbourhood Policing and Restorative Justice. For the past six years he has been the Chairman of Norfolk Crimestoppers.

He is currently a district and county councillor but will step down from both authorities if he is elected as Commissioner.

James Joyce has lived in Norfolk for 15 years. With his wife Tricia, he runs a village Post Office and shop in Broadland. He is the current president of the Norwich branch of the National Federation of Sub-postmasters.

His Programme of Action

James Joyce believes in making Norfolk’s Police fully responsive to local needs. His key priorities will include:

  • Cutting bureaucracy to help the police to spend more time out on the streets.
  • Targeting more resources on rape and domestic violence.
  • Developing community policing with new powers for communities to tackle anti-social behaviour.
  • Toughening up community sentencing.
  • Better support for the victims of crime and the expansion of restorative justice.
  • Closer cooperation between the police and other key local agencies, particularly health and social services.

 A message from James Joyce

“Like all public bodies the Police are under financial pressure. Driving out inefficiency is, and has to remain, a key objective. Back-room savings must continue to be turned into front-line visibility.

I believe my seven year’s work as a member of the Police Authority has been an ideal preparation for taking on the challenging new position of Commissioner. Please give me your support.”

Prepared by James Joyce’s Election Agent: Richard Carden, Chapel Farm, Denton, Harleston, IP20 0AW.