Liam Bruce Silcocks
Wiltshire Police is 170 years old and the oldest provincial Police service in the country. The first Chief Constable of Wiltshire spent his entire salary on travelling across Wiltshire meeting the public. I believe he captured the essence of what the PCC role is all about.
Facing a £15M reduction in its budget next year – there are some challenging times ahead and we all need to be real about the challenges and not make idle promises to rapidly increase visible Police – because there simply isn’t the money anymore.
Over the next 4 years, I want to put more officers on the street but we can only do that by scrutinising what we currently have, diverting funds from non-essential areas back into real Policing. The more operational Police we have the more effective we can be in detecting, preventing and tackling crime.
We also need to look at some dark days within our Police Service, confront, deal with and repair any wrong doings. Hitting the reset button is the only way to have a fully respected and trusted police service that more of the public will help and support.
Prepared by Liam Silcocks, 129 Yarnbrook, West Ashton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
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