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2010 07 01_1760


Force area:
Devon & Cornwall

John Smith

Election statement:

I promise that if elected:

  • I will maintain an effective community based Police Service to clamp down on anti-social behaviour – Neighbourhood Policing teams, Police Community Support Officers, Neighbourhood Watch – the eyes, intelligence sources and the ‘first responders’ of the Police Service.


  •  I will maintain those teams that work at protecting the vulnerable – adults, children and the handicapped, detecting offenders (violent and non-violent) and drawing up the evidence to bring them to justice.


  • I will ensure that victims are properly supported.


  • I will support systems, such as restorative justice, to reduce offending and re-offending.


  • I will press Government for a greater share of Police funding but with decreasing budgets I will use my local government experience and record of service and project delivery, to create partnerships with other forces, local councils and other key services, to get best value.


  • I will maintain our area as a civilised, low crime place to live and I would use more volunteers to support our Police Officers.   Police serve their communities first – they are our service.  


  •  I will keep politics out of Policing – I stand for this Office as an ‘anti-politics’ independent candidate.   I would create and maintain a Commissioner’s Office that is free of all political influence.


  • I know and understand the issues facing the West Country and have lived here for most of my life.  


  • I pledge that I will always seek out your opinion before making key decisions – I intend to provide:


  •  Highly visible policing
  • Measures to deflect people from offending
  • The means to resolve serious crime
  • Support to our Police Officers


Promoted by T. Bush, Agent, 2, Elmgrove Drive, Dawlish, EX7 0EU on behalf of John Smith, Eastcliffe Orchard, First Drive, Teignmouth, TQ14 8TJ.

Tel:    01626 772223

Email:  john@smithclan.me.uk

Web:  www.devonandcornwallpcc.webs.com