The best Police Forces deliver low crime, not high arrests. I will focus on prevention and deterrence, supporting victims and be tough on criminals.
I spent over 30 years in the Army, working with Police Forces around the world to fight crime, bringing peace and order to diverse communities. I will bring the skills and experience I gained to make all of our region safer as we rebuild from COVID.
I’ve served as a member of the regional Police and Crime Panel, and as an elected local Councillor have run major local authority programmes: so I understand what our local Police need to be effective. I also understand how important it is to listen to local people and be sure to meet their needs.
I know what good leadership of men and women in uniform looks like. Frontline police officers do a difficult and sometimes dangerous job with great courage and commitment. They must be backed by strong, supportive and challenging leadership that enables them to be the best they can be.
My plan to make Avon and Somerset safer:
Increase visible policing – to reassure residents and rebuild belief that the Police are there for them by proactive and preventative policing.
More focus on rural crime – tackling anti-social behaviour, burglaries, reckless driving, dognapping, attacks on livestock and criminal trespassing.
Tougher action on serious crime – targeting organised crime, drugs and gang leadership, violent crime, child sexual exploitation, online crime and fraud.
More Police. Cutting Crime. Making Communities Safer.
Voters can be sure what they will get from me. I will work with Government to deliver the excellent policing and law and order that residents want and deserve.
On Thursday 6th May, vote SHELFORD to make Avon and Somerset safer.
Prepared by Max Hopfl, Election Agent, 16 Northgate, Bridgwater, TA6 3EU
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