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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.

Darryl Preston

I am passionate about our county. This is where I worked, where my parents live, where I met and married my wife, where my children were born and go to school and where I have many friends.

I am an ex senior police officer having served 10 years in the Met and 20 years in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in both uniformed and detective roles. I have dedicated my life to keeping you and your family safe. As a 16-year-old schoolboy at my interview to become a police cadet, I was asked “Why do you want to be a police officer?” I replied I wanted to catch criminals, help victims and keep people safe. My motivation to be your PCC remains the same.

After retiring from the force, I became a senior official at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) in Westminster – the body helping PCCs to develop policy positions and influence change in the criminal justice system.

The most important job of a PCC is to listen to the concerns of local communities and businesses and act upon them. I have done just that and developed a straightforward plan to cut crime in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough:

  1. Reduce crime – by recruiting many more police officers
  2. Tackling rural crime – investing in rural policing
  3. Safer roads – reducing accidents and cracking down on speeding
  4. Preventing crime – investing in early intervention schemes
  5. Fighting organised crime – catching the very worst criminals
  6. Communities first – ensuring the police prioritise local issues

I have the vital experience required to be a PCC, please support me in keeping all our communities safe.

This statement has been prepared by the candidate’s Election Agent, Mrs D N Clark, on behalf of the candidate, Darryl Preston, both of Walsingham Chambers, Butchers Row, Ely CB7 4NA.

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