My name is Alex Longmore. I would like to apply for the position of Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
I am 37 years old and currently live in Hertfordshire, where I have resided for the past 10 years. I have been a member of the Green Party since 2014 and am actively involved with the North Hertfordshire & Stevenage Green Party.
I have Multiple Sclerosis but thats driving me forward i will to not let it hold me back. i'm aware if i get voted in as pcc it will have a major impact on my financing my living arrangements as in i will have too pay for it all myself and it might impact on my ESA.
my thoughts on the pcc role would be to try and divest away from oilto focus on communitiesto look into police training and could money be saved by getting initial starters to train with bedfordshire and cambridgeshire look at the structure of the force and sudjest alternatives
I have worked as a Police Officer for 12 years: 6 years in Surrey and 6 years in Hertfordshire. I was also a volunteer Police Cadet for 3 years and a Special Constable for 3 years. This experience has given me a full understanding of all elements of police work, both nationally and locally. I am familiar with policing strategy and budgets. I’m a believer in 'boots on the ground', not shiny shoes under desks. Being a good police officer takes compassion, tenacity and spirit.
I have led a full life and this has given me many skills which will be put to good use should I be elected. In 2012 I was medically retired from the police. I have multiple sclerosis and am now a wheelchair user. At that point in my life I felt I had two choices: roll over and die or stand up (metaphorically speaking) and fight for what I believe in.
I would relish working with the police, agencies, public and the media. I would take a holistic approach to community safety, with the assistance of valuable agencies which help to keep local communities safe and assist victims of crime. I am a passionate person and not afraid to stand up for what is important. I don’t like doing things in a certain way just because it has always been done that way previously. Finding workable solutions is something that comes naturally to me.