The Conservative Party Candidate
I am delighted to be standing as Conservative candidate for Essex Police and Crime Commissioner.
Born and brought up in Essex, the son of a senior Essex policeman, I went to school in Chelmsford and to Cambridge University and then joined the Royal Navy. After this I served nearly 30 years in national defence and security. Throughout that time in the UK, including inNorthern Ireland, and overseas I worked closely with the police at all levels of seniority. I was appointed CBE in 1997 for my leadership of that work.
I was a Director of my department for 8 years before becoming a Managing Director for a major international company. I was responsible for the security of the firm again working with police internationally. I am now on the Advisory Board of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at UCL and a Director at Broomfield Hospital.
This new role will enable all of us who live in Essex to have a direct say in setting the priorities of our police and to hold them to account. This is not possible under present arrangements and will close a democratic gap.
In addition to having the skills and experience to hold the Chief Constable to account on your behalf, I have four simple priorities for reducing crime:
- Policing that meets local needs;
- Policing that is prompt and professional;
- Effective cooperation and partnership between Police, Councils and the Voluntary Sector;
- To be an influential voice in leading public engagement about crime reduction and policing, and to listen to and speak for the victims of crime.
I am enthusiastic about this challenging role and having the opportunity to serve my county.
Prepared by Paul Honeywood of 84 Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1SP on behalf of Nick Alston
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