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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.

Claire Seymour

Claire Seymour is a strategic lead for the Anti-Social Behaviour Service for a large housing provider. She works closely with the Police, NHS, Community Mental Health Teams, Local Authorities, Social Services, Probation, the Fire Service and other charities to keep communities safe.

Claire provides solutions and guidance to stakeholders and communities to resolve complex anti-social behaviour cases. She ensures safeguarding is a priority and delivers community safety strategies on a local and national scale.

Claire has a BSc Hons degree in Public Services which gave her the tools to deliver effective governance and management of a public service. Claire also has a wealth of experience through her volunteering as a Police Special Constable, working for Victim Support, and being a Scrutiny Panel member for Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner. She currently sits on the Hampshire Safeguarding Board, South West Domestic Abuse Forum and Dorset’s Domestic Abuse Forum.

Claire’s eight pledges are:

  • tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • preventing crime and anti-social behaviour
  • building inclusive communities
  • supporting victims and witnesses
  • protecting those within our community most at risk of harm,
  • engaging to ensure wellbeing and training of police officers, staff and volunteers is to the highest standard
  • investing in new innovation opportunities for the prevention and detection of crime
  • creating a sustainable police force to offer social, economic and environmental benefits.

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Claire has the understanding of community engagement, community safety, housing and policing to support and represent the community. She’ll bring a fresh perspective to help drive forward improvements, empowering communities and investment in targeted intervention programmes that can make a real impact on keeping Dorset a place where individuals, families and communities are able to live safe from crime, disorder and harm.


Prepared by election agent Anne Cassels, 10 Glen Road, Bournemouth, BH5 1HR.


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