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R MossEccardt

Liberal Democrat

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Rupert Moss-Eccardt

Election statement:


“I can cut crime here in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough,” says Rupert Moss-Eccardt, the Lib Dem candidate for Police Commissioner. “I am interested in real results, not chasing newspaper headlines.”

Mr Moss-Eccardt, who lives in Ely, would do this by putting extra resources into:

  • preventing first-time offenders going on to reoffend
  • helping recently-released prisoners who want to go straight stay out of trouble
  • putting more resource into tackling crime committed by offenders just released from prison who don’t want to give up their life of crime.

“Working with first-time offenders is key to cutting crime,” said Rupert.

“If you can get people who commit their first minor crime to realise the effect their actions have had on the victim, you will turn more people away from crime for good. Research evidence shows this works better than any other approach if it’s done by uniformed police officers.”

Mr Moss-Eccardt’s professional expertise makes him well-qualified to be Police & Crime Commissioner:

  • He worked at Centrex, the predecessor of the National Policing Improvement Agency, as head of Service Management, Technology.
  • He was part of the team that established the National Centre for Policing Excellence.
  • He is now an IT Consultant specialising in Information Assurance and Security.

“There will be no back-room deals with companies like G4S” said Mr Moss-Eccardt, a committed civil liberties campaigner who is determined to fight for a criminal justice system that works better for everyone.

“I now live in Ely, grew up in the Fens before going to work in Cambridge, so I understand the different police and crime issues faced across Cambridgeshire, essential knowledge for being Commissioner.”

Published by Kevin Wilkins, 55a Market Street, Ely on behalf of Rupert Moss-Eccardt.

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