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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.

David Kenneth Watts

David Watts is the ideal person to serve as the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottingham. David has degrees in business law and criminology and works as a solicitor advocate specialising in criminal law. He understands how the police and the criminal justice system work. Her knows how to get results.

David’s key aims are to ensure that we use evidence in tackling crime, relying on what works rather than some narrow party dogma. He is all about getting results. David also wants to ensure that the police have the resources that they need to tackle crime and do their job effectively. David wants to ensure that the police and the public can work in partnership with each other to create safer and happier communities. He rejects the “us and them” attitude of some people, and views policing as being most effective when it happens with the consent of the community. David rejects the idea of paramilitary policing and wants to ensure that every community has a local  police officer that they know and trust.

David has eighteen years’ experience as a councillor and was previously the leader of Broxtowe Borough Council. Before moving into private practice he worked for the civil service. He understands local people and also how large organisations work. With his academic and practitioner background David will bring to the job all the skills and knowledge necessary to be a success. Working with the police on a day to day basis means that David has all the tools to be a really effective Police and Crime Commissioner.

Please use your number one vote in this election to elect David Watts as your new Police and Crime Commissioner.


This statement was prepared by Bob Charlesworth, Election Agent, 10 Garden Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3FW


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