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The One Public Sector Estate programme provides far better value for money – and the co-location of the workforce has significant operational benefits.
Comparing the data of the best and worst performing forces, we can see the difference made by applying Peelian principles.
The Tri-Service Safety Officer combines the skills of a trained firefighter, a co-responder paramedic and has community safety accreditation from the police.
Volunteer Police Cadets will be in every part of the county by the end of this year – there were none when I was elected in 2016.
They enhance policing capacity. I am also proud that we are recruiting 210 more police officers onto the front line.
We have made savings by selling off out of date police buildings, as well as scrapping the ranks of Chief Superintendents and Chief Inspectors.
We have made tackling domestic abuse a priority, carried out joint working on mental health, and seen a 30 per cent reduction in burglaries.
There should be a tax-free bounty for the completion of a minimum number of hours and a requirement on employers to accommodate time off for them to serve.
Greater use of video allows us to reduce the time police spend travelling to court and waiting to give evidence.
Drones can track down criminals on the run. That is more cost-effective than sending a police helicopter.
The police force exists “to prevent crime and disorder”; the public rightly expect everything the police do, to contribute to that objective.
The elections are taking place next year. Leicestershire and Cheshire are among the Tory targets.
Matthew Scott: We don’t need new ‘Tsars’ to oversee the fight against knife crime – we’ve already got PCCs
It would be more effective to make good use of the elected, accountable and effective system that is already in place.
This change would mean streamlined decision making. It would also allow greater devolution in areas such as policing and NHS primary care.