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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.

Joe Otten

Hillsborough, Orgreave and the Rotherham child exploitation scandal have tarnished the reputation of South Yorkshire Police.

The trust local residents have in the police service has been lost.

With your 1st preference vote on May 5th I want to work with local people and the Police to rebuild our force into one we are proud of, one that is transparent and one that is accessible to residents. 

As your Police and Crime Commissioner my top priorities will be:

  • Rebuilding the trust between residents and the Police Force, making South Yorkshire Police a force we are proud to call ours;
  • Standing up for victims of crime and ensuring our Police support those victims;
  • Protecting frontline policing and integrating with other services to tackle problems like drug and mental health issues, freeing up police time for fighting crime.

I have lived in the South Yorkshire Police area for 27 years, I have run a business, I am city councillor in Sheffield and a member of the panel that holds the police commissioner to account.  I’ll use my experience of running a business, running campaigns, 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.

Above all my fight is not against the other candidates or parties – my fight is to restore trust in our police force and make our area safer for all of us.

Prepared by A Sangar Election Agent, Unit 2, Beehive works, Milton Street, Sheffield, S3 7WL.

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