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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.

Tristan John Osborne

On May 5th you have a choice between Labour and Conservatives to serve Kent Police.

I was raised in Kent and have a background as a warranted Police Officer. I have the experience as a Kent-based councillor with responsibility for scrutiny of Policing and Community safety in Medway. I was formerly a Special Constable.

Under this Tory government we have seen since 2010:

  • £61m cut from Kent Police and a further £33m to be cut to 2019/20.
  • 540 front line officers and 600 support staff cut.
  • 10% cut in PCSOs.
  • Response times up a third.
  • Knife crime up 50%.
  • Neighbourhood policing undermined.

You have a choice on whether you want more of the same – or – someone who will stand up, not stand by. Only with a Labour team in Parliament, and PCCs across our country, can we challenge cuts to Kent Police.

Labour has a clear alternative:

  • Stand up for Kent against Home Office cuts to the Police force.
  • Support Victim Support Services and promote education and advocacy on issues like domestic abuse, rape and mental health.
  • Double the number of Kent Special Constables
  • Tighten up on Alcohol and other Licenses
  • Oppose back-door Tory privatisation
  • Speak up for our rural and farming communities who have suffered most from Police number cuts
  • Improve CCTV provision
  • Ensure Kent Police are responsive to PACTs, Parish Councils and Community Groups
  • Support Speed Watch
  • Listen and engage with the Police Federation, Fire Brigades Union, Unison and hardworking staff
  • Promote Community Payback and Victim-led restorative justice
  • Promote diversity – challenge racism, homophobia and other Hate Crime
  • Improve digital transformation and engagement. Draft a county-wide response to threat of Business Cybercrime.

Vote Labour on May 5th.

Statement promoted by Teresa Murray of 73 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1RL – Kent Labour Police & Crime Commissioner Candidate

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