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I want to protect local policing in Staffordshire.
I was a serving Police Officer for 17 years and I know how the Police Service works and what the issues faced on a daily basis by Police Officers and PCSOs are. They put their lives at risk to protect us and deserve a Police and Crime Commissioner who understands and supports them rather than others who see the Police as a business to be cut.
As Leader of Cannock Chase Council for the last 5 years I have improved services while keeping council tax increases to a minimum, running the council efficiently and well.
As PCC I will keep policing local and keep PCs and PCSOs local too. Current plans are for most investigations to be run from two County ‘hubs’. This would remove officers from communities, destroying neighbourhood policing.
In Staffordshire since the last PCC election, the number of Police Officers working on the response units has been reduced to dangerously low levels. Hundreds of officers have been lost from Staffordshire Police. Police morale is at an all-time low and the Force has been found to be inadequate in its treatment of vulnerable domestic violence victims.
Since 2012 Officers have been cut but there has been heavy spending on the PCC office, with the PR machine being put ahead of Police Officers. As PCC I would be looking to run an efficient office to reduce costs, putting money back into local policing.
I can also confirm I have no wish to take over the Fire service regardless of what the Tory Government would like.
Protecting local policing so the Police can protect us. If elected on May 5th, that is what I will do.
Prepared by George Sinnott, Election Agent for George Adamson, 383 Huntington Terrace Road, Cannock, WS11 5HX.