What does the Police and Crime commissioner do?
The PCC’s job is to manage the multi-million-pound police budget, be a representative and advocate for the public in the Humber police region, consult with the public and be a visible point of contact and reassurance. To set out a fully consulted police and crime plan, Setting local policing priorities, holding the police to account and challenge support and appoint the Chief Constable making sure they deliver an efficient and effective police service and that it is relevant to residents’ expectations.
The PCC also has a wider job and is involved in the criminal justice system, the fire service and in both regional, and national issues and initiatives.
If elected I have pledged: -
• More police on the streets; making sure they are professionally trained and motivated to protect the public and bring offenders to justice.
• To tackle drugs and antisocial behaviour while maintaining strong support for victims of crime.
• A rebalancing of initiatives between Rural and Urban crime
• Improve access to the police with easier reporting of crime and restoring confidence in the 101 system.
• Engage with the public and communities and be open to supporting and developing community initiatives and events.
Currently, I am chair of the Humberside Police and Crime Panel, scrutinising the Police & Crime Commissioner; a position I have held for the past seven years. This has given me the experience of what the role of the PCC entails and a greater understanding of policing in the Humber region.
This is a position I take on in a voluntary capacity for no remuneration.