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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.

Brian George Felton Mathew

‘Cut Crime Not Coppers’

They say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but something is broken. We have too many break-ins without convictions. Churchill Insurance say we have the worst rate of solving burglary and robbery in England and Wales. Almost 92 out of 100 such crimes go unpunished.

This is not good enough. No doubt the cut to local police numbers of 153 since 2010 helps these criminals. Too many burglaries are not investigated, victims not compensated and police are frustrated.

We need to change things and on 5th May your vote can help me do just that.

Our Police Men and Women, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables want to make a difference and keep us safe. They need the numbers, equipment and resources to do this. Their morale is too low and stress too high, with too many good Officers leaving mid-career.

My five-point urgent action plan for a safer Wiltshire & Swindon

  • I will work to cut “management” and create more “coppers”, free to do their work in the best way they know how – out on the beat.
  • I want crime designed out of neighbourhoods. I want to rejuvenate Neighbourhood Watch and Farm Watch, making them central to happier, healthier communities, that look out for each other, with more “Street Pastors” keeping our town centres safe at night.
  • Drug laws need reform based on science, not political prejudice.
  • Criminals need to confront the impacts of their crimes through restorative justice with proceeds from their crimes returned to victims and communities that they wreck.
  • Prioritize cybercrime: protecting children, combating identity theft and fraud.

Let’s be tough on criminals, kind to victims and communities.

Go to my website to have your say.

Prepared by Stephen Walls, Election Agent, 17 St Marys Place, Chippenham SN15 1EL

e-mail: bgfmathew@hotmail.com

Tel: 0777 1607983

Website: http://brianmathew.focusteam.org.uk/

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