- Improving Norfolk Constabulary’s public accountability, so people understand how the police help them and how they can help the police
- Underpinning the Chief Constable’s operational independence, so we get the best policing delivered by well-trained, well-motivated police officers, PCSOs and civilian staff
- Supporting the organisations and charities that help victims and reduce reoffending with business partnerships that enable, not ‘privatise’, these public institutions, putting the victim first.
The PCC needs to be a tough, fair-minded person who will take a fresh and independent look at cutting bureaucracy, with a hands-on approach to identifying local priorities. Thirty-five years of military experience has taught me that when times are difficult it is teamwork and innovation that deliver results, not infighting or living in the past. I share with many Norfolk people the values of personal responsibility, mutual respect, self-reliance and independent thought – and that we must make every penny count.
The PCC’s job is not just about setting police budgets and priorities; it’s about long-term crime reduction, about sharing best practices with local government and local businesses and renewed community engagement – driving improvements through collaboration with the whole criminal justice system.
My team will bring Norfolk criminal justice, victim support and business experience to focus on the front line. We’ll be upfront with the people of Norfolk, replacing the appointed Police Authority’s closed shop with elected openness and accountability, so we keep Norfolk one of the safest counties in England.
You can learn more from my website www.jamieathill.org.uk , which includes a growing diary of campaign events leading up to the election on 15 November.