Last year I started using the mantra - Every Crime Matters.
It wasn't just a slogan or a gimmick, behind it was a real mission to champion the public's desire and right to get the best possible service from the police.
“Our inspection suggests that roads policing, despite the number of road deaths plateauing and likely to increase, is seen as less of a priority than it should be.
The report was critical of some of my PCC colleagues who don't include road safety in their police and crime plans or make little reference, that is despite the high number of people still killed on the country’s roads each year.
To meet this newspaper’s print deadlines * , I am required to submit copy for this column by the Tuesday before publication at the latest. I leave the subject as late as possible to make it topical and stick to local issues to make it relevant.
I was about to submit this week’s offering when the latest pictures of the riots in America following the death of George Floyd appeared on TV. It was easy to see why it was the first story, other than the daily update on coronavirus, to lead our national news bulletins.
From the day she was conceived Gloucestershire let her down. Before she was even born, in 2009, she was made the subject of a ‘Child Protection Plan’ because there were serious concerns based on the neglect already shown to her half-sister Charlotte. By the time she was...