Monthly Archives: September 2012

The myth of low crime in Lincolnshire

I have said I will focus on two issues, being tougher on crime and sorting out the forces finances.  As I have looked at finance I have been absolutely staggered at how badly our force is funded.  Words like daylight … Continue reading

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Visible policing against a background of cuts……

On 4th September I launched my campaign with a proposal for a new type of Special Constable, a Community Special Constable, seeking a 3 fold increase in the number of specials.  I asked for feedback and comments on this idea … Continue reading

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Outraged by this – you should be

The police elections became mired in further controversy earlier this week, after the release of an Electoral Commission briefing. It became clear just how the government has been ignoring their independent advice and steamrollering the Commission on the arrangements for … Continue reading

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Special Constables – perhaps not the solution but part of the answer?

At my launch in Louth yesterdayI homed in on the issue of special constables. We all know the economic outlook is gloomy and Lincolnshire police remain one of the worst funded in England and Wales.  I’ll fight for a better … Continue reading

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Conservative candidate forced out for refusing to join party

With great disappointment John Pye, who was to be the Conservative Police Commissioner candidate in Cambridgeshire has stood down.  This time nothing at all to do with minor criminal convictions 40 years ago. This is all to do with the … Continue reading

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