We are providing all the candidates seeking election as Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) with the opportunity to tell our readers what their priorities are, and to tell us a little more about themselves.
We’ve asked the same four questions to each candidate, for straightforward comparison, and we have invited candidates to supply social media and website links if they choose to.
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(1) Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m David Keane, your Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. I was brought up in Cheshire and am proud to serve our communities and bring up my my family here.
I studied Criminal Justice before qualifying with a Law before working up to board level locally in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
I’ve 22 years experience as an elected representative and continue to stand firm on our values of fairness, community and protecting our public services.
I’m on your side and will fight for the best for our communities.
(2) What do you feel are the policing priorities in our area?
My priorities are to keep you and your family safe, to make sure that crime doesn’t pay and to be your strong voice in policing.
I’m proud to have honoured your priority of more bobbies on the beat and to ensure community policing is at the heart of everything we do.
We now have a dedicated Police Officer and PCSO working from your local community police base with dedicated community safety funding for each and every community in Cheshire.
Thats a first in the UK and it’s how we’ll prevent crime and keep you and your family safe.
(3) What initiatives would you seek to implement if elected on 6th May?
A continued focus on community policing, with local officers focusing on the issues that matter to you on a localised basis.
I’m determined to use our resources to prevent crime and to make sure crime doesn’t pay.
I’ll continue to push Cheshire Police to take ill-gotten gains away from criminals and i’ll re-invest them to provide hope and opportunity and to reduce offending in our communities, I’ll ensure policing is accessible to you – improving contact and keeping policing local.
My first priority is to keep you and your family safe.
(4) What skills/experience would you look to bring to the role?
I’m proud to bring an real understanding of criminal justice and Law to the role, with a listening ear and true empathy.
I’ve been your strong voice in policing in Cheshire over the last five years with a real record of delivery – even in really tough times.
I have twenty two years of experience of standing up for local residents, never losing that passion and fire in the belly, for fairness, equality and being on your side.
I’m extremely proud to be your voice in policing and of my record of building safer communities for you and your family.