I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected to stand for Police and Crime Commissioner in Hampshire on behalf of Hampshire Independents. I have lived in Hampshire for more than 40 years and I have dedicated myself to public life.
After spending 12 years in the Royal Air Force, I Joined Hampshire constabulary in 1989 specialising in several areas. I spent a significant amount of time as a community beat officer dealing with all aspects of the community, including close liaison with councils, adult/children’s social services, domestic violence units and victims of crime. Local policing issues are something I am deeply passionate about.
Following promotion, I specialised as a custody sergeant; headed up the prosecution support team in Basingstoke; gatekeeping officer investigations prior to the Crown Prosecution Service; and created policy.
On leaving the Police force, I have become involved in local politics, especially where policing issues REALLY are a priority.
You can find out more about my manifesto by visiting https://hantsind.com/pcc and please let me know what you think by taking my survey here https://hantsind.com/pcc/survey
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