Police and crime commissioners

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Force area:
Thames Valley

Patience Tayo Awe

Election statement:

Thank you for this opportunity to share my aspiration to represent you impartially. I must commend you, the police, statutory agencies and community safety partnerships etc for your commitment and perseverance to date.

This non-partisan position of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) symbolises a new era of ‘policing by consent’ with accountability to the people. Without proper checks and balances our policing could leave a legacy of resentment and frustration. We experienced it last year, lost lives and properties.

As an independent candidate, I am not affiliated to any political party, completely independent of Thames Valley Police and not a former bureaucrat from the Police Authority. If elected, I will be a viable link between you and the police, commit to all PCC responsibilities without being hindered by political party policies or influence. Party politics should be kept out of policing to maintain the integrity of the police service and truly empower local people.

I have relevant, transferable skills having worked, as a front office cashier, teacher, insurance marketing executive, banker, software tester, Capacity Planner, Project Manager. I have Masters in IT and PRINCE2 qualifications.

I am passionate about people, volunteering and serving the community. I have served as Reading Voluntary Action Trustee, a charity that supports Reading’s voluntary and community sector also provides advisory services and training. I am a member of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. I am also interested in criminal justice issues. I just joined the Reading Criminal Justice Association and the Women’s Institute.

In addition to the above-mentioned, my aptitude for learning and quick adaptability, my desire to succeed, I would also bring analytical skills and patience necessary to get the job done.

Thank you in anticipation of your vote.

Form prepared by Patience Awe, candidate/agent of 231 Kings Road, Reading.

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