Ignore low level crime and crooks will think they can GETAWAY with it.
Many residents on the Peninsula have been in touch in recent months to raise concerns about anti-social behaviour in our villages and the lack of police support to deal with it.
So called low level crime is not low level by those of us affected by it. All crime is unacceptable for residents and issues need to be addressed quickly so that members of our community feel safe and not intimidated or afraid to go out. Our rural communities should not be left to fend for themselves. Responses by police to emergency calls have been slow and currently we only have two Police Community Support Officers for the whole Peninsula. One of my first priorities if elected will be to call the police commissioner and our local MP to account and demand the policing team come up with a new robust strategy for policing on the Peninsula.
Whilst a lack of proper police funding from central government can be attributed to some of these problems Police still have the power to stop crime through prevention. I believe if you don’t take care of the low level crime happening every day criminals will think they can get away with much more..