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
www.trisosborne.org.uk – Kent Labour Police & Crime Commissioner Candidate