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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.

Stan Heptinstall

Derbyshire Liberal Democrats have selected Stan Heptinstall as our candidate for PCC. Stan is a family man with a wife Lillian, four children and 10 grandchildren. He was a senior member of staff in the University of Nottingham Medical School and, on retirement, was made an Emeritus Professor. Importantly he served as a borough and county councillor for many years and spent time as a deputy council leader and as the mayor. He is highly respected by those who know him and was honoured by the Queen with an MBE for his services to his community.

Stan says: “The main job of a PCC is to engage with and understand the people he represents, and to use that knowledge in helping set the priorities for policing. I have long experience of engaging with people as their councillor, working with them and for them. I worked with the police in setting local priorities and will use the same approaches on a wider scale in Derbyshire. Collaborations between the police and other institutions is highly important in setting new agendas and my long experience of working within higher education and the health service will contribute to forming new collaborations which seem to me to be under-represented at present. I promise I will do my very best for you all and I would be delighted if you were to put your trust in me and elect me as your Police and Crime Commissioner.” In preparation for his new role Stan would like to hear directly from you about any issues and concerns relating to policing and crime.

This statement has been prepared by Richard Salmon, Agent Address, 24 Great Northern Road Derby, Derbyshire DE1 1LR

Contact Details: Telephone 07792 987890 or email

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