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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.

Glyn Preston

People should be able to go about their lives without fear of discrimination. However, hate crimes are on the rise and too many people no longer feel safe.

People are crying out for change and desperately want to see more visible policing, particularly in areas that often feel forgotten about.

I will fight to keep our communities safe, by introducing tried and tested measures and work with communities to help us tackle big issues like anti-social behaviour and reducing reoffending.

If elected on May 6th, my main priorities will be:

  • More visible policing to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, especially in communities that feel left behind in terms of the policing presence. That’s why we will create more PCSOs and police officers.
  • Support the victims of crime and witnesses with quality and timely support to help repair harm done and rebuild lives.
  • More restorative justice and community sentencing for less serious offences.
  • Diverting resources to targeting drug trafficking rather than drug possession offences.
  • Tackle hate crime, including by making it easier to report incidents and investing in services.
  • Reduce re-offending by working with employers, education & health services to reintegrate ex-offenders into society through access to housing, jobs, apprenticeships, voluntary work & training.
  • Halt the use of facial recognition surveillance by police forces until there is greater accountability and transparency around their use.
  • Resist draconian and dangerous attempts to subject marginalised communities to even more disproportionate policing.
  • Resist attempts to curb our right to protest.
  • Publish a strategy on tackling race inequality in the criminal justice system.

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