My Plan

Having served as Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner since 2012, I have the experience and proven track record to continue making a difference to policing in our county.

As PCC, I have robustly held the police to account on behalf of residents, successfully supported victims of crime and invested heavily in frontline policing. Achievements so far include:

  • The biggest rise in police officer numbers with more now than when I was re-elected in 2016
  • Restored neighbourhood policing and recruited more PCSOs
  • Established a ground-breaking early-intervention scheme REBOOT for 11-17 year olds
  • Delivered on rural and business community crime concerns, with a dedicated Rural Crime Team and Sussex Safer Business Partnership
  • Ensured Sussex Police treat road safety and antisocial behaviour seriously
  • Directed £ millions of pounds to support victims of crime, divert young people from harm and helped communities protect themselves

To ensure More Police and Safer Streets, if re-elected I will continue to deliver my 6 point plan:

  1. Cut crime, catch more criminals, fight drugs gangs and reduce re-offending - making everyone safer
  2. More police - 379 more police officers and a named PCSO in your community
  3. Action on rural crime, including a dedicated rural crime team
  4. Invest in roads policing to tackle anti-social driving
  5. Make shops and businesses safer places to work and visit
  6. Support victims of crime, especially our elderly and young and protect our most vulnerable from all forms of abuse.

This election matters. The PCC is responsible for setting the £310 million budget, has powers to appoint and dismiss the Chief Constable and must ensure residents' views are represented when setting policing priorities. We've made real progress to deliver - let's not put that work at risk now.

To read my full manifesto for the 2021 Sussex PCC election, please click here