Angus Macpherson is the Conservative Party candidate for the position of Wiltshire Police & Crime Commissioner and says:
Maintain front line officer strength to combat ASB and local crime.
Strengthen neighbourhood teams and their links with partner agencies.
Put victims at the heart of the criminal justice process.
Work to protect the most vulnerable in our society.
Regularly consult with the public and the police.
He adds: The position of Police and Crime Commissioner is a complex and vitally-important. It is essential to elect the right person who will bring the police closer to communities, build confidence in the police and fight crime and the causes of crime.
It’s also about commissioning a range of services from crime prevention to the protection of vulnerable people.
He will work to ensure that Police numbers will be maintained despite government funding being reduced by working in partnership with other forces and organisations such as Victim Support and Neighbourhood Watch.
Mr Macperson says he is the right candidate for the job because he will:
Hit the ground running. As a leading member of the Police Authority for 7 years Angus will guarantee continuity of governance of the force.
Experience in researching and preparing a Policing Plan which will be invaluable in writing the much wider new Police and Crime Plan.
Skills to do the job. He is a qualified accountant; has a detailed knowledge of policing and experience of the criminal justice system.
Public service. Angus has served as a borough councillor, is a magistrate in the county and a trustee of several Wiltshire charities.
He is committed to:
strengthening neighbourhood teams as demonstrated by his energetic lead in the move to co-locate police and council services.
maintaining local police response and retaining local direction and control whilst supporting collaboration with other forces where appropriate.
ensuring community needs are understood by the police.
This statement has been prepared by Dirk Russell, 12 Brown Street, Salisbury.