The new Police Commissioner for the Thames Valley


          As some of you did not see or hear a lot of the PCC election, I thought it might be helpful to summarise here the aims of our new Commissioner. He has pledged to


“reduce crime and drive up detection rates

ensure the police budget is targeted effectively

to protect vulnerable people

to ensure the police act firmly and fairly, using good judgement to deal with the public politely

make sure communities are not blighted by anti-social behaviour

reduce the likelihood of gold theft from Asian families”

If you have issues about how to prevent crime, or are not happy with the way crime is targeted and pursued, then feel free to write to Anthony Stansfeld. He also has a website,


  1. pipesmoker
    November 26, 2012

    Crime can be reduced or increased simply by modifying the Home Office instructions issued for the purpose of recording it?

    The rest can and used to be done by motivated officers and one problem today is that a lot of that motivation is destroyed by the senior ranks inside police stations.

    Like it was in 1960. The shift I was on came across an elderly lady in a small cottage that was getting grief off the local yobs. We used to call in, have a cup of tea and frequently got her coal in for her. She in turn was a seamstress and we ended up with the smartest, altered, trousers in the nick. Noting ever appeared in official books because that was just coppers doing their job.

    Police Commisioners are a bad idea?

    1. janet
      December 1, 2012

      I so agree , we are giving them power.

  2. janet
    December 1, 2012

    I have not voted in these elections as I feel we are being con into giving away our power. I am not happy about this case that is not happening, about the child abuse !! why where these children not intervewed correctly but in a car WITHOUT THERE PARENTS! what is going on ? (words left out) WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM HIDDEN AWAY . What are you going to do about it? ANYTHING? I would like to think there are some lawful police, but I would think they are at the bottom of the pile.

    Reply: The police obey and uphold the law. Any who do not deserve a fair trial like anyone else. You are wrong to imply widespread non observance of the law by the police.

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