Welcome to my first blog post! Keep a look out for more of these as I continue my campaign around Cambridgeshire. In the meantime, here’s some updates about what I’ve been up to over the past week, in my bid to become your People’s Commissioner:
I’ve met lots of you out in Peterborough, Sawston, Linton and Wisbech, and had a lot of conversations (sometimes in spite of the weather!) What has really struck me is people’s willingness to engage with the police service – people just want to feel as though they have opportunities to do so on their own terms. This includes a real desire to see more police out on the beat, and really positive responses to the idea of setting up more meetings and events where members of the community can meet the police, discuss concerns, and have their opinions listened to. So many people across the county already have a positive vision for community policing, and I’m more determined than ever to help make it happen.
Here’s some photos of me out and about on the PCC campaign – I’ll always try and let everyone know where I’ll be in advance, so if there’s anything you’d like to ask in person, you’ll have the chance somewhere near you!
I’ve also been to a CoPaCC Candidates briefing day, a Police and Crime panel meeting in Peterborough, and made the trip down to London twice. The first time, I went to a Local Government Association Police and Crime learning event, and today I attended a Labour PCC Candidate briefing, where we talked about combatting Tory Politician’s cuts to policing with Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham.
If you want to keep up with what I’m doing during the campaign, and find out more about events like these, follow me on Twitter @dave4CambsPCC. I’ll be tweeting my blogs and events, and am happy to answer questions or simply get in touch to say hello!
See you all out on the campaign,