The nature of crime in Northamptonshire has changed greatly over the past 10 yrs and whilst “more police on the street” is, of course a must, it is not the solution on its own. A dependable, responsive police force is created by the right resources, the right people with the right skills in the right place.
Top actions I will take
Fight for fair government funding to address resource pressures across the force.
Work with the Chief Constable to ensure we not only have more officers and staff, but we have the right people in the right places to address the changing nature of crime
Work with the Chief Constable to ensure the workforce is reflective of the community
Work with the unitary authority and other agencies to increase the number of PCSO’s, strengthen and localise neighbourhood policing