To ensure the best police service for the people of North Waleswe need a commissioner who can act independently of political interference. We need a champion for the police service who understands the demands of modern policing in this area. I began my career as a constable on the beat in Liverpool and then became a barrister, Queen’s Counsel, Recorder of the Crown Court and Wales’ first Counsel General. I have always acted independently and in the interests of justice.
I will increase the visibility of the police and ensure security at home and safety in public places .
I will make the right decisions on policing and crime in North Wales and be accountable for them.
I will put the needs of the ratepayers at the top of my priorities and work with the Chief Constable, officers and staff to ensure the best possible service. I will reach out and work across North Wales to ensure that the service develops partnerships both inside and outside the criminal justice system.
I have seen the devastating effects of crime on individual victims and communities. I know what a difficult job the police have and understand the need for effective and strong sentencing.
The police should be more visible in towns and villages across North Wales and rural police stations should only be closed as a very last resort.
We need to protect the service from devastating cuts and worrying proposals from Westminster for privatising police work.
If elected, I will do my utmost to protect our police service and ensure that the right decisions are taken for the communities of North Wales.
Promoted by Bethan Jones Parry of Angorfa, Pencaenewydd, Pwllheli,Gwynedd,LL53 6RB on behalf of Winston Roddick of Bod Gwynedd, 5,Constantine Road,Caernarfon Gwynedd,LL55 2LF.