Richard Davies is Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Lincolnshire. This is his website. He has no statement listed on the official ChooseMyPCC website, so feel free to use the share buttons below.
For the first time since the modern police force was formed the people of Lincolnshire will have the opportunity to decide how they are policed. Having been born and raised in Lincolnshire I have a deep affinity and connection to public concerns in relation to crime. Running a small business in the county and raising a family here means I am acutely aware of the issues that have been ignored for too long by our London-centric policing system. The three years I spent working at the heart of Lincolnshire Policing has shown me first hand how the systems work and also where they fall down.
The role of Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner brings with it key powers but also huge responsibility and the opportunity to make a really significant difference to the lives of Lincolnshire residents. The priorities I would set match the needs, hopes and fears of the people who actually live here, not distant experts and bureaucrats. My no-nonsense approach will cut through the excuses and indifference that has left many people disillusioned with the police.
My priorities are simple
Visible policing – get the police out of the stations into our communities where they can deter criminals and protect people and property.
Crime prevention – to reduce the number of victims of crime we need more crime prevention.
On November 15th we can make the choice to improve our community, make people feel safer and cut the number of people who become victims of crime. I firmly believe we can improve both how Lincolnshire police perform and how the people of Lincolnshire view our police.
Prepared by Janice Hill on behalf of Richard Davies, both of Conservative Office, North Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9AJ