I’m Bob Teesdale. I’m the Conservative Candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 6th May.
Merseyside Police is part and parcel of my life. I served as a Bobby for 30 years retiring as Patrol Inspector, i.e., finishing as I started out – on the streets – working 3 shifts but with just a bit more scrambled egg on my hat.
But although I was a policeman for 30 years, I have also been a private citizen for even longer so I have lots of experience of the other side, of looking to the Police for mine and my family’s safety and wellbeing.
I may be biased, of course, but I believe the Merseyside Police are as professional a police force as you will find anywhere. But that intense professionalism comes at a price, a tendency to move away from a direct connection to the communities they serve.
For that reason, I am putting re-connecting with the people of Merseyside, from Southport in the north, St Helens in the east and south to the Wirral, at the heart of my plans for the Force.
My priority will always be to work to make Merseyside safer.
Statement prepared by Harry Bliss on behalf of Bob Teesdale. Both of Southport Conservative Association. Office 8. 37/39 Shakespeare St. Southport PR8 5AB
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