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Police and crime commissioners

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.

David Vaughan Williams

Large parts of Lincolnshire feel let down by the police. Communities feel that the police are invisible; that it isn’t worth reporting crime because nothing happens when they do; that anti-social behaviour and drugs are still problems despite years of them being reported; that roads remain dangerous with too many people being killed or seriously injured every year.

Communities should not feel like this. PCCs must demonstrate urgency, vision and ambition to change things. That is what I will bring to the role.

As PCC I will:

    • Build public trust and confidence in policing ensuring every community across Lincolnshire has a say in the policing priorities for their area
    • Be ambitious so Lincolnshire’s Police aspire to being one of the highest performing Forces in the country
    • Promote best practice and innovation to deliver adaptable, forward looking policing capable of responding quickly to changing priorities and new opportunities
    • Put the needs of victims first
    • Demand a fairer funding settlement for Lincolnshire, challenging the government to honour its commitment to levelling up.

      What’s needed isn’t just additional funding and officers. It’s about the PCC showing leadership. It’s about making a difference to people’s lives and their experience of the police. And it’s definitely not about politics, it’s about having someone who has only communities’ interests in mind and who has the knowledge, ability and determination to make things happen.

      I have over 40 years’ experience in the military, civil service and in education. But it’s my work with youth justice and as Chair of Lincolnshire Police’s Independent Advisory Group that has fired my passion for wanting to make a difference to policing in Lincolnshire.

      Please vote for me on the 6th May so I can make that difference.

      This statement was prepared by David Williams at Hilltop, Welbourn, LN5 0QH.

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