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.

Tom Plater

I’m Tom Plater and I’m standing to be your Labour & Co-operative PCC
Candidate for Hertfordshire.

There are real issues across Hertfordshire. Violence & sexual offences
are consistently high, antisocial behaviour makes up almost a quarter of all
crimes in our county, and last year there was a 35% increase in
shoplifting. This cannot continue. It’s time to make Hertfordshire safe. In May
you’ll have a choice between business as usual with the Tories, or a
Labour & Co-operative candidate with a real plan to tackle crime in our
neighbourhoods, by smashing drug crime, combating violence against Women
& Girls and reducing anti-social behaviour.

We will do this by taking real action. If elected I will put more
bobbies on the beat, who know our local communities inside out, with their
policing led by the intelligence they gather. I will work with domestic
abuse charities to put their workers into 999 call centres to work alongside
our brilliant call centre handlers. I will review and improve vetting
practises across Hertfordshire Constabulary.

I will also work hand in hand with our county, district & borough
councils and their safety teams, and strengthen not only the relationships
between our Constabulary and the councils, but that between the PCC and our
elected representatives by attending council meetings, and joining
councillors at their ward surgeries.

I know we cannot police in a bubble, it must be done in partnership with
our education providers, NHS trusts & healthcare organisations, and our
fantastic charity sector who do amazing work with local people affected by
crime across our county.

To make our county safer it’s time for a change, and that change is

This election address has been prepared by the agent, Jill Gipps 28 Alma Road
St Albans AL1 3BW

Contact Details

07513 102693


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