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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.

Christopher Ian Jones

I have wide experience at work and as a Councillor, making me highly qualified to be your PCC.

  • I am a member of the scrutiny panels for Police and Crime and for the Tees Valley Combined Authority, so am fully conversant with policing in Cleveland and any interaction with local government.
  • I have managed large teams and £mil budgets for a major social housing company, so understand how large organisations operate.

My robust Police and Crime Plan aims to take Cleveland into the top group of UK Forces within 5 years. Rebuilding will take time, but the following measures would give a solid foundation.

  • Establishing, as a priority, policing at the heart of communities through a visible police presence. The Force must work smarter to ensure more time is spent policing on the street.
  • Developing a closer partnership within the criminal justice system including the probation service, prisons, health care professionals and charities.
  • Focusing on the treatment of drug use instead of principally on punishment to reduce drug related crime.
  • Ensuring that the identification of, responding to and safeguarding of vulnerable children is a priority.
  • Investing in youth services to tackle a major cause of crime on a long term basis.
  • Introducing a public health approach to the problem of youth violence – identifying and treating risk factors not just focusing on the end result.
  • Working with victim support groups to deliver the best possible support for victims.
  • Making the force more responsive to mental health issues by establishing better contact with external mental health organisations.
  • Improving and properly funding the supervision of offenders in the community to reduce re-offending.

Honesty and transparency would be paramount in all my activities.

Prepared by G Kidd, Election Agent for C Jones, both of 22, The Grove, Guisborough TS14 8BG

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