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Meet Your Commissioner


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Meet your Police and Crime Commissioner

As Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, I am committed to improving community safety.To get things done, I will draw upon the knowledge I have gained as a local person, a former Criminal Law barrister in Leicester and a Justice Minister from 2008 to 2010.

To help achieve this priority I want to make sure that police visibility is increased on the streets, that the numbers of frontline officers and staff are maintained and that our police are based in local communities.

As part of my plans to strengthen neighbourhood policing, I will also be seeking a review of how rural communities are protected, and the creation of a rural Crime Strategy and Action Plan. Wherever you live, I know from what you tell me that safety issues feature high in your priorities. I intend to do everything I can to turn your hopes and demands into reality.

I am also keen to encourage more people to report domestic violence, hate crime, cyber-crime and antisocial behaviour. These are often hidden crimes which, along with intensely damaging CSE and female genital mutilation, cause great misery. I will therefore also be working hard to improve the support available to the victims.Following my election, I will focus on the pledges I made in my manifesto.

These include:

  • retaining the independence of the Fire Service from the Police, while reviewing how blue light services across the area can increase and enhance collaborative opportunities
  • raising awareness of my role and the work of my Office to enhance interaction with our communities.

My intentions are to do all I can to reflect the views and demands that are at the heart of your communities. Please help me to do this by telling me what you think and what you need so that together we can work towards achieving the changes that will make a valuable difference.

Lord Willy Bach
Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland