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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.

Rupert Matthews

Make Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safer.

My vision is for efficient, robust and professional policing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. I want more offenders caught, more crime prevented and to put policing back into all our communities. I want partners who work with the police to be inspired so we can protect those at risk. I want the police to be connected to our communities to mobilise their community spirit. I want more compassion and kindness shown to victims of crime and the most vulnerable in society.

As we build back better, it is vital that Leicestershire takes full advantage of the decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Home Secretary Priti Patel to put law and order back at the heart of our political agenda. With 20,000 new police officers, more prison places and tough new laws for violent criminals, the police can help society to level up. To harness this great support for policing from the Government, our area needs a Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner with the ability to influence national policy and ensure that our voices are heard.

I want officers and staff to be responsive to the needs of the law-abiding public as the police keep them and their property safe and secure. I want our police to target those criminals who engage in unlawful activity and seek to endanger or disrupt the peace and safety of our communities.

I will have two guiding lights taken from the Peelian Principles laid down when Sir Robert Peel founded our modern police force in 1829:

The police are the public and that the public are the police

The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder

Contact Details

Twitter @Rupert_Matthews


Statement prepared by Adrian Thompson, LCCA, 8 Pinfold Gate, Loughborough LE11 1BE.

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