Julie Iles is seeking the Conservative nomination to be the Police and Crime Commissioner in Surrey. If you are intending to stand to be Police and Crime Commissioner where you live, you can submit your own Candidate Statement, so get in touch at Editor@TopOfTheCops.com. Others are on the way, and we are looking for 400 words, a photo of you that you have rights to, and preferably an imprint, which will be needed for the formal election period later this year.
Police and Crime Commissioners are fundamental to the Governments’ programme of decentralisation and making the police accountable to the local people. As a candidate for Commissioner I will engage with the public to ensure that I have a strong mandate to drive the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour. Given the broader remit to ensure community safety, I will have an agenda of protection and prevention as well as first class, front line policing.
I am an active member of our community in Surrey. I have been a magistrate for ten years, I chair the SE Surrey youth panel and serve on the Youth Justice Advisory Committee. I am also on the Surrey Crimestoppers Committee. This gives me a genuine experience of the criminal issues across Surrey and the effect they have on peoples’ lives.
My commitment to public service and engaging with peoples’ views extends in to my work for the Conservative Party. I am Deputy Chairman (Political) for Mole Valley and Southern Regional Chairman for the Conservative Women’s Organisation.
I already have direct involvement in partnership working within the Youth Justice agenda and this coupled with a successful track record in business gives me the relevant skills to ensure that we deliver an efficient and effective police force.
I have put myself forward to be the PCC for Surrey because I care about our community and I care about this flagship Conservative policy. I believe that every citizen has a right to feel safe on our streets and a right to feel safe in their home. The public need a Commissioner who is available to them, someone who will prioritise police targets that reflect the publics’ concerns and someone who is dedicated to the task.
I have the right experience for this job and I will focus on three areas: – cutting crime, cutting cost and challenging any culture of complacency. I want to make Surrey an even safer place to live. I will fight to ensure the safety of local people and their homes. I will ensure fair treatment for decent, law-abiding citizens. I, like our Conservative Party, will always be on the side of those who pay their taxes, save for the future and obey the laws of the land.