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Where is our 'invisible' Crime Commissioner?

November 11, 2014 10:35 AM

New figures uncovered by Julia Goldsworthy, Lib Dem prospective MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle have revealed that Devon-based Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has made just 3 visits to the most densely populated part of Cornwall over the past year, compared to 20 visits to Plymouth alone.

Bobbies NOT Bureaucrats

Where is our 'invisible' Crime Commissioner?

Information released following a Freedom of Information request show he has visited Camborne twice, Redruth once and has so far failed to spend any time in Hayle at all over the course of the year. This is despite the fact that residents surveys show that crime is one of the top local concerns, according to Julia Goldsworthy.

Julia has renewed her call to scrap the Devon and Cornwall Crime and Police Commissioner. In her view, the £1.8 million Police Commissioner budget, which is equivalent to the salaries of 94 police officers, would be better spent on the front line in Cornwall.

Since her campaign was launched the Commissioner has sanctioned the closure of 12 police front desks across Cornwall and has come under increasing pressure to justify his role.

Julia said, "It is becoming pretty clear that a Police Commissioner is doing little to make policing more accountable in Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, when he's practically invisible here. £1.8 million is a huge amount of money to waste on a Police Commissioner nobody has heard of or hardly ever sees? Cornwall needs more bobbies on the beat not bureaucrats sitting behind a desk in Devon!"

If you agree with Julia's campaign to 'Scrap the Commissioner' you can sign her petition at: crhlibdems.org.uk/morebobbies