Speaking To Residents / Seeing The Chief Constable / Attending Dorset PCP

The job of the PCC is above all to represent the people of Dorset. This week I continued my speaking engagements which have been running for nearly a year now. This week alone so far I have spoken to over 120 residents in South and North Dorset. Pleased that my vision and plan is being received enthusiastically. My crime survey will also really help - please give me your views.

Yesterday I met with the Chief Constable for the third time continuing our programme of dialogue. This time we discussed my vision and plan for Dorset and we agreed it was realistic and deliverable. If elected I will be able to work with him to ensure we have an outstanding force and be the safest county in the UK.

Today I attended my 8th Dorset Police and Crime Panel - The PCP works diligently throughout the year to scrutinise the PCC. I have been attending them for two years so that I really understand the scrutiny around the programmes and issues of Dorset Police and the Office of the Police Commissioner.  This morning I asked two public questions about the funding of more Tasers and the percentage of front-line officers. By the time of the election I will have been the only candidate to have attended more than one of these meetings and to have asked questions. Proper preparation of this kind is vital to serve the needs of the people of Dorset.