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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.

Helen Korfanty

Helen is a solicitor by profession who has worked in Suffolk for over 30 years in Family and Criminal Law and has volunteered with Victim Support and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. She has committed herself to abide by the ethical check list issued by the Committee on Standards in Public Life on how a PCC should conduct themselves in office.

 If elected she intends to:

 – encourage a collegiate, consultative culture to decision making  in policing in Suffolk, respecting and  tapping into the wisdom and experience of  front line workers

 – be the advocate for the people of Suffolk to ensure that we can live in a safer community.

 – help find financial savings and efficiencies in the Police Service so that resources can be found to fight growing serious crime such as child abuse, cybercrime and fraud.

 – encourage policies and technological innovation aimed at reducing crime and re-offending

 –  encourage the referral of people with physical /mental health and addictions to the best agency to deal with their problems effectively and away from the Police Service.

 –  ensure that those who experience domestic abuse and violence are able to access support and achieve the best outcomes for their individual needs

 –  encourage cooperation with other police services to maintain specialist skills and respond to unexpected challenges.

 – negotiate with central government for the maximum financial resources for the police service

 – support and encourage the voluntary sector who support the victims and bring innovative approaches to the causes of crime.


This form has been prepared by Martin Redbond on behalf of Helen Korfanty (Liberal Democrats) both at Blacksmiths Cottage, Ashbocking Road, Henley, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 0QX


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