Ken Maddock (Conservative) - election statement
I seek your support to become your new Police and Crime Commissioner and to deliver three clear and focused priorities for our community.
Firstly and most importantly, reducing crime. The focus of the police’s budget and officers’ time will be on the frontline – keeping people safe. This is as important whether you live in Bristol City Centre, in a hamlet on Exmoor or any of the other diverse communities that make up Avon and Somerset.
Secondly, to be the champion of local people. I will listen to your views and take action. The people’s priorities must be the police’s priorities. I will be accountable to you and will champion the views and interests of local people, especially the victims of crime.
Thirdly, to ensure the police pound goes further. I will work with local communities, councils, the government and charities to get the best deal for local people. I have successfully run a multi-million-pound public organisation at a time of great financial constraint, and I believe my experience will enable me to get the best possible value for the police.
These are the things I will do. However, this new job also needs a positive working relationship with national government if it is to succeed. I will build on the strong links I have already forged, and continue to meet the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary to champion the interests of Avon and Somerset residents.
I can also promise you that I will not interfere with the operational duties of the police. There are safeguards in place to make sure this does not happen, and they have my absolute backing.
With your support, I will dedicate myself to serving you, your family and every community within Avon and Somerset.
Promoted by James Cockram, 16 Northgate, Bridgwater, TA6 3EU