Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates

David Gale – UKIP

Election statement:

“More Bobbies on the Beat!” is the resounding message that I’m hearing from every section of our community.

Well, it’s time to listen to the people who pay the bills and help the victims not the criminals.  I will say “No to Privatisation” and deliver a focus on value for money at force headquarters that will see the savings channelled straight back into front-line policing.  Having been thoroughly briefed by the Chief Constable and his team, I am now confident that under my leadership, barring another round of major government cuts:

I can make a commitment to have fifty more police officers on the beat within my four year term of office.

 My top three policing priorities will be:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Gang -related crime
  • Drugs

I will also direct that:

 “Householders who defend their home from intruders should not fear arrest.”

Born in Derby, I am a company director and ex-full time operational police officer with 25 years experience of delivering strategic leadership and business transformation in large public and private sector organisations.  I have extensive experience of delivering neighbourhood services that include the police, council services and the voluntary sector, not just in the UK but across the world.  I have specialist experience in protecting vulnerable children, as well as holding public sector agencies and government to account.

The new Police Commissioner must be a proven leader who can deliver real accountability to the people of Derbyshire.  We need real change led by someone equipped with operational police experience and a proven business track record who is used to holding organisations to account.  As Police Commissioner, I would be proud to represent the people of Derbyshire and deliver “More Bobbies on the Beat!”

Simon Spencer – Conservative

Election statement:

A Message from Simon Spencer

I am the Conservative choice in the Police and Crime Commissioner election for Derbyshire.  I was a fire-fighter in Derby for nearly 18 years and now run one of the oldest family firms in the County. I already serve the community as a County Councillor and feel, with this background, I have the right credentials for this vital job.

The Commissioner will be able to bring greater accountability and transparency to policing and make more efficient use of police resources.  The election marks the biggest change to policing in over 100 years and I feel that having a Commissioner will help reconnect the public with the police at every level.   I believe passionately that this new role will give people a far greater say in policing and how it is delivered in their communities. 

I pledge to:

  • reduce crime
  • make Derbyshire people safer and
  • improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our Police Force

If I am elected, I will be your representative and I will want to hear your views about how you see policing being delivered in Derbyshire in the future.  If you have been a victim of crime then your feedback will be particularly relevant and welcome.

This is why this election is so important, because it is you who has the opportunity to change policing by voting for a single elected individual who will represent your views.

Throughout its history, the Conservative Party has always championed law and order.  Put your trust in me on 15thNovember and I will champion law and order for you.

Rod Hutton – Independent

Election statement:

I resigned as a Special Police Sgt – with the Metropolitan Police Service in the summer of 2012 after 19yrs service.

My offer to you is a mixture of Policing & business/commercial skillset which make me a qualified & experienced candidate for this role.  I will ensure that Derbyshire people have a voice in ensuring you get best value out of your Police service & Community Safety initiatives.  This full time role demands knowledge of Policing – inside & outside of the organisation, the role of the voluntary sector & community safety initiatives. I have those skills & will use those for the benefit of our communities.

I have had significant experiences in the setting up of specialised Police units during my previous Police service and these have had significant positive impacts on local community issues.  Together with my business & commercial skills of stabilising businesses which are going through tough times, it is knowledge & experiences such as  these that are key to a better application of this role.

I moved to Derbyshire in 2005/6 with my partner to start a family since her family live in Ripley, and I continued to commute to London to perform my Police duties at the weekend.

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