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.

Chris Nelson


In the last three years as your Police and Crime Commissioner, I have delivered all my election pledges:

  • helped Gloucestershire Police cut anti-social behaviour by 59%
  • slashed 101 call waiting times to less than two minutes
  • cut online scams and the cost of rural crime by 29%
  • funded 400 more police officers, PCSOs and police staff.

I have opened new police hubs, made our roads safer by introducing the Community Speedwatch+ scheme, brought in £16 million of extra funding for things like more CCTV and made sure that every crime really does matter, by getting every crime recorded.

If I have the privilege of being re-elected on 2 May, I will:

  • make these extra police more VISIBLE and ACCESSIBLE throughout Gloucestershire, with more foot patrols, new police stations in underused buildings and re-open police station front desks
  • expand my zero-tolerance approach to ASB, to focus on tackling COMMUNITY CRIMES like house burglary, car crime, shoplifting and drug dealing
  • tackle DRUGS and SERIOUS VIOLENCE, including domestic abuse, and take a joined-up approach to reduce reoffending and prevent people turning to crime in the first place
  • we need SAFER ROADS in our communities. I will work with the Road Safety Partnership and provide extra resources for Roads Policing
  • I will ensure the police arrest more criminals, solve more crimes and provide BETTER VICTIM CARE
  • I have already funded over 400 more police, but we still need MORE DETECTIVES.  I will ensure these extra resources are being used wisely, efficiently and effectively.

But to do all that, I need your vote.

Your vote really will make the difference, and if you back my plan for MORE POLICE and SAFER STREETS, I will continue making Gloucestershire safer.

Prepared by Stephanie Chambers of Unit P2, Innsworth Technology Park,  Gloucester, GL3 1DL.

Contact Details

07826 419 228



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