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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.

Paul Woodhead

A Police and Crime Commissioner tackling the roots of crime, planting seeds for social cohesion and building safer communities.

Whilst Paul is endorsed by the Green Party, he will answer only to the people of Staffordshire. He will appoint an independent deputy commissioner based on merit. He has a vision for better policing which is community built and YOU will be able to hold Paul and the police service to account. Community priorities highlighted to date include:

  • Resist further budget cuts: Staffordshire already has one the lowest number of employees per head of population. These cuts have had serious consequences.
  • Tackle domestic abuse and violent crime: Staffordshire’s record on domestic abuse and violent crime requires improvement. He will invest in quality training of officers dealing with abuse and champion other agencies to ensure victims are supported.
  • Abandon plans to bring the Fire Service under control of the PCC: The services should remain separate whilst maintaining their close working relationship.
  • Restorative Justice: Criminals owe a debt to society but a greater debt to their victims. When victims want it, we will facilitate communication and ensure offenders make amends directly to the victim. Restorative Justice has been shown to reduce re-offending rates.
  • Online crime strategy: He will ensure officers have up-to-date skills, training and support to tackle this emerging and fast growing threat
  • Drug addiction: Refocus drug policy by getting addicts into recovery and tackling the organised criminals who profit from misery. Tackling drug issues can reduce crime substantially.
  • Rural crime: Bringing the protection of our countryside and wildlife front and centre
  • Early intervention strategies: Working with related agencies to develop effective engagement programmes for young people to prevent them getting involved in crime in the first place

prepared by election agent Richard Jenking 13 Quinton Place, Norton Canes, WS11 9FW

A Green PCC 4 Staffs

  1. 07930 120077
  2. paul.woodhead@greenparty.org.uk

Twitter @paulewoodhead

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