My police and crime plan sets out a vision for a county even safer than it is today.

The last 8 years have been tough on the policing family with firstly austerity and then the Coronavirus pandemic.

But we’ve weathered those storms and throughout the force was rated good for its financial acumen and its planning.

That puts us in a good position as we enter further choppy financial waters.

This plan sets out how I see community safety being delivered by the police in partnership with other agencies, our local communities and the voluntary and community sector.

The plan also sets out my expectations from the police in making sure they understand what is reasonably expected of them in their mission to tackle and prevent crime remain, which remains their core role.

My full manifesto can be read by clicking here: Manifesto 2021

These are the foundations on which I strongly believe are right for the county and our police force.

  • Every Crime Matters, Every Contact Counts
  • Safer Days & Nights
  • Young People Becoming Adults
  • Older But Not Overlooked
  • Safe & Social Roads
  • A Green & Pleasant County

The Strong Foundations we’ve built:

  • A force that is accessible and accountable to you the public.
  • A county that cares for our young people and understands the difficulties of transition from youth to adulthood.
  • A constabulary that understands as we grow older we become more vulnerable.
  • A police service that works with everyone to make sure we can live our day and nights in the county feeling safe.
  • A county that works tirelessly to make our roads safer and more social places .
  • An organisation that understands the changing world and the benefits and threats from the cyber world.
  • As the 5th biggest employer in the county the police must lead and not just comply in ensuring our county remains a green and pleasant county.
  • A county that values its animals and respects its wildlife and the part they play in our lives.