Over the past ten years our Police have had to do more with less. Fewer officers and non-uniform staff, closure of Police Stations, reductions in funding have cut their resources. They have faced new challenges – a rise in domestic abuse, cybercrime, anti-social behaviour, and the County Lines drug trade. Their work has been made more difficult by delays in cases coming to trial because of cuts to our courts and a failed privatisation of the probation service.
Norfolk is overall a safe place thanks to the dedication and hard work of our Police and those who work with them. However, this is not the case for all our communities or local areas. There are places and communities in our County that deserve better. In this manifesto I set out the issues and what I will do about them as Police & Crime Commissioner to give us all a safer, fairer Norfolk.