UPDATE RECEIVED — latest figures suggest Tory PCC Nelson has delivered either zero or just 3 extra police officers out of the 150 extra he promised when elected. All efforts to establish how many full-time police officers the Gloucestershire Constabulary have failed according to former Police & Crime Commissioner Martin
“Every Crime Matters…
Because Every Victim Matters!”
Every crime must matter but due to austerity – its hasn’t. I have shown I am independently minded and am passionate about our county and that is why I am standing again to be PCC offering hope, a vision and investing in our frontline and our communities to keep Gloucestershire safe.
With over 35 years of policing experience from being a Gloucestershire bobby on the beat to investigating serious crimes and locking away criminals to my 8 and a half years as the county’s first Police and Crime Commissioner I have shown my passion for our county.
The last decade has been tough for the policing with budgets and officers and staff cut right to the bone. But during my time in office, we we’re always praised for financial stability that has in the last few years been put at risk.
Under my watch I pledge to make sure our police concentrate on the primary focus keeping us safe – by making sure every crime matter because every victim matters.
Why I decided to stand again…
One of the advantages of having a Police and Crime Commissioner over the old system is that when an opportunity arises, decisions can be made more quickly. For example, in 2015 when I heard that the well-known photographic film company Kodak was about to put a three storey building on
As an animal lover and dog owner, I understand the heartbreak of losing a family pet and I abhor the opportunist increase in dog theft that has evolved during the pandemic. Of course, penalties for offenders should be more severe to act as a deterrent to the illegal trade of
Police numbers are really important. We know that because we saw the impact it had when the number of officers nationally was cut by 20,000 – a figure that did not include the many support staff and other Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) also lost at that time.