Giles Rackley Orpen-Smellie
Keeping Norfolk Safe
As your PCC: I would be elected by you; to work for you; to ensure that your concerns about policing and crime are heard and acted upon.
My plan is to:
- Increase visible policing: recruit more police officers; put more officers on our streets; making our streets safer, especially for women walking alone; and do more to tackle anti-social behaviour.
- Reduce high-harm crime such as: domestic abuse, which totals 26% of crime in Norfolk; organised rural crime, including hare coursing and agricultural equipment theft; and county lines drugs with its violence and other criminality.
- Put victims first: to support victims of crime by full implementation of the new Victim’s Code; and by improving prosecution rates for crimes such as sexual assault.
- Address problems that cause crime: the police deal with individual incidents but a ‘public health’ approach involving public, private and charity organisations is needed for to deal with underlying issues that cause crime.
- Look to the future: to consider what capabilities the police will need in future; to prepare now for challenges ahead rather than reacting later after new challenges begin to bite.
I served 34 years in the Army so I understand the vocational, non-political, nature of wearing a police uniform and serving the public. I also understand the police’s need for the support of the public, local authorities, private businesses and charities. The PCC can bring all these together, helping the police to focus on policing while wider partnerships deal with issues that cause crime. The police and public should go forward together.
Please help me to make this vision a reality by giving me your first preference vote on 6th May 2021.
Prepared by Daniel Elmer, of The Old Smithy, Church Farm, Attlebridge, Norfolk, NR9 5ST