Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.


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Sarah Flannery

Election statement:

“The police are the public and the public are the police,” said Sir Robert Peel, the father of modern policing whose principles are followed to this day.

I believe that only an Independent Police and Crime Commissioner can respect that principle and fulfil the main role of the PCC: to connect the public with policing.

I’ve always been Independent and political dogma has no place in my approach.

As the People’s PCC, I will be a strong voice for safer communities by putting people – not party politics – at the heart of policing. And I commit to tackling this role with integrity, energy, vision and openness.

As Independent Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, I will:

  •  Represent all parts of Cheshire fairly, with links and surgeries across the county so that I’m visible and I know your views
  •  Deliver efficient policing by supporting the police service, building strong partnerships with public, private and voluntary organisations
  •  Reduce crime by thoughtful and realistic focus on more visible police presence, detection rates, re-offending, anti-social behaviour and dealing effectively with offenders
  •  Deliver value for money by supporting what works well, and resourceful commissioning that cuts crime without sacrificing public safety for profit
  •  Improve accountability and public confidence with regular updates on how your needs are being met – and being honest about what can and can’t be done
  •  Provide the best possible service for victims and witnesses of crime
  •  Increase the involvement of young people in community crime fighting with initiatives such as a Youth PCC

Together we CAN reduce crime and have policing without a political tug-of-war in Cheshire.

If you want what I want, please mark your election paper with a number ‘1’ against my name. Thank you.

Contact details:

Website: pcc-cheshire.co.uk/

Prepared by Election Agent Julie Tempest, 5 Hillside Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TH. Tel: 07896716935