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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 Chinchen

Building Confidence in Policing – Reducing crime and bringing offenders to justice

The Government is recruiting an additional 20,000 police officers and has increased the police budget by 10%, the biggest growth in funding for a decade. It is creating an additional 10,000 prison places together with additional funding for the Crown Prosecution Service and the recruitment of 1000 new Probation Officers. South Yorkshire needs a Police and Crime Commissioner with the skills, knowledge and experience to make sure this investment leads to significant and sustained reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour.

I am a former Chief Superintendent with experience of policing and criminal justice extending over three decades. I understand policing and crime, and have a broad policing experience. I understand the business of policing, including the leadership required and the business skills necessary to use public money to best effect.

We must build confidence in policing by investigating more crime and bringing offenders to justice. I want to see a culture of crime-fighting and criminal investigation within South Yorkshire Police. My focus will be on cutting crime. This will allow us to increase support for victims. I want to inject new momentum into tackling violence, notably that involving women and children. Neighbourhood Policing Teams are the bedrock of UK policing and I will continue to invest in these and re-establish the key link with schools. I will deliver new investment to protect our more rural communities and re-focus efforts to protect businesses as we work to re-build our economy. I will work to ensure new technology delivers better, smarter policing, including ways to engage more productively with communities and respond to their concerns promptly and effectively.

This form has been prepared by Sara Chinchen of South Yorkshire Conservatives at 9a High Street, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6BR

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