Surrey Police need to
• catch more criminals
• put more officers on the street
• reduce re-offending and support witnesses and victims of crime
• operate in the most cost effective way
• focus on quality of policing not simply statistical performance targets
To do this, I would
• develop and focus on Neighbourhood policing
• minimise paper-work so officers are out on the streets as much as possible
• support restorative justice and the rehabilitation of offenders since these reduce the level of re-offending
• support agencies and charities who provide help and protection to victims of crime
• review all budgets and costs and look at new ways to save money and work smarter
• ensure performance measurement is based on service quality and not quantity
We do not need:
• Zero Tolerance because it does not work
• Police shops because they are expensive distractions
I have the wide range of experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors necessary to take on this job and do it well.
I have been a successful local councillor, a director of a public company for over a decade, a qualified accountant managing budgets similar to Surrey Police’s £200m for over 20 years. I’ve worked with homeless, drug and alcohol abuse charities.
My policies are proven to work – they catch more criminals and cut re-offending.
Together, we can tackle anti-social behaviour, drug gangs and domestic violence.
We can give victims of crime the help they need.
We do need someone like me as Police & Crime Commissioner.