Colin Skelton Editor@TopOfTheCops.com. Others are on the way, and we are looking for 400 words, and a photo of you to which you have rights. as an Independent candidate for Wilshire Police and Crime Commissioner. 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
I’m standing as an Independent Candidate in the forthcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections in the Police area of Wiltshire. I’m standing because I want to make Wiltshire the safest place to live in the country, with the lowest level of crime. I think this is achievable if Wiltshire Police follow evidence based policies and recruit more Police Officers.
I have four main commitments, these are:
Recruit 300 new Police officers
I will recruit and train 300 new Police Officers. Bring the total Police headcount to 1300 by end of 2015.
Top 100 offenders targeted
I will aggressively target the 100 most prolific offenders within Wiltshire. Setting up five Enhanced Integrated Offender Management (IOM) teams across Wiltshire, each targeting the 20 most prolific offenders in their area.
Reduce crime by 20%
300 new Police Officers coupled with the enhanced IOM programme will reduce crime. In addition I will enhance and better resource Neighbourhood Policing Teams and make better use of intelligence/technology to reduce crime. For example I will ensure that Police Analysts are trained to the highest standards and make use of the world’s best analytical and predictive crime software in order to reduce crime. The Los Angeles Police Force has used crime predictive software for reducing burglary and have shown a 27% fall.
Look after Police Officers, PCSO’s and Police staff
None of this is possible without well motivated staff. I would treat staff fairly, make their working lives better and give them a real voice in how the organisation is ran.
I hope the people of Wiltshire would like to see this happen so that all our communities could be safer and better places to live.