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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.

Matthew Barber

I am asking for your support on Thursday 6th May to make Thames Valley an even safer place to live.

Having listened to residents from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire, I have developed a clear plan to be tough on crime ensuring safer communities.

  • Strong local policing

More police officers, strengthening neighbourhood policing and focussing on the crimes that matter most to residents

  • Fighting serious organised crime

Cracking down on the threat from “county-lines” drugs gangs to protect children from abuse and exploitation

  • Dealing with cyber crime and fraud

Investing in the technology and resources the police need to protect you and your families online

  • Improving criminal justice

Supporting victims of crime, bringing more criminals to justice and reducing reoffending

  • Tackling illegal encampments

Ensuring a fair but firm response to illegal encampments and reducing the effect on communities

I am committed to continuing the excellent work of the Violence Reduction Unit that is not just tackling violence and knife crime through tough enforcement, but works closely with schools, councils and the NHS to prevent crime.

As part of my plan, I will agree a new local policing strategy with the police, looking at everything from where officers are based and the resources available to neighbourhood teams, to how local officers work to tackle long term issues and prevent crime rather than just responding when things go wrong.

We need to ensure the police are able to manage issues such as robbery, vehicle crime, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour that can make people feel unsafe in their own communities and damage confidence in policing.

By lending me your support on Thursday 6th May, together we can be tough on crime for safer communities.

Promoted by Nathan Boyd on behalf of Matthew Barber both of 8 Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QE

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