Election statement

Labour and Co-operative Candidate, Clare Pavitt is best placed to hold the role of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Clare has a proven background in corporate planning, service improvement and equality and diversity. Her experience is perfectly matched to the skills needed to provide strong strategic leadership for the Northamptonshire Police and Fire services. 

The role of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is to hold the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer to account, be the voice of all our communities, set priorities which reflect your priorities and ensure these services, which are vital to our sense of feeling safe and secure, are being run effectively and efficiently.

The reality is that currently the effectiveness and efficiency of the Northamptonshire Police and Fire service are deemed by Her Majesty’s inspectors as needing improvements, and for the Police, inadequate. These inspections are a measure of how your Commissioner is performing on your behalf.  We know the workforce are committed and dedicated to doing their best for their communities, but they don’t have the right tools and resources to do the job in hand. This undoubtedly has a massive impact on their own wellbeing.   

We all want to feel safe and secure in our daily lives.  To achieve that we must put Police and Fire services back into the heart of our communities where they are once again visible, dependable, accountable and responsive.  But we also have to work robustly with the CPS to ensure those who are intent on committing crime, causing harm and intimidations face justice, and those who are insidiously recruiting our children into organised crime are stopped in their tracks and brought to book.  

Clare knows what needs to be done to create a safe and secure Northamptonshire, and she is committed to achieving it.

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