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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.

Joe Otten

South Yorkshire Police need not be blighted by historical failures.

It is time to look to the future.

With your 1st preference vote on May 6th I want to work with local people and the police to rebuild our force into one we are proud of, that listens to residents and protects us all.

We can do this by:
– Listening better, more neighbourhood police, faster 101 and 999 call answering
– Ensuring the lessons of past failures are always embedded, while training and equipping the force for the challenges of the future
– Improving collaboration with agencies working with vulnerable young people, mental health, drug abuse, etc; preventing crime and setting people on the right path.

I have lived in South Yorkshire for 32 years, I have run a business, I am a city councillor in Sheffield, and I have been a member of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel for 6 years. I’ll use my experience of running a business, listening to local people, bringing communities together, and knowing at first-hand what a commissioner should be doing, to ensure that South Yorkshire Police does all it can to tackle the causes of crime across the area.

It is time for change.

We deserve and we demand better policing.

Police officers put themselves in harm’s way to defend us and they deserve our respect and support. We will sell them short if we do not have first rate leadership and accountability at the top.

I am determined to make South Yorkshire Police the example that others will follow.

This statement has been prepared by Andrew Sangar on behalf of Joe Otten (Liberal Democrats) both at Sheffield Liberal Democrats, Omega Court, 360 Cemetery Road, Sheffield, S11 8FT.

Contact Details:

joeotten4pcc@gmail.com

shefflibdems.org.uk/joe-otten

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