I am fighting hard to become the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall in May 2021. Please can you help my campaign? Coming so close to being elected in 2016, I am more determined than ever to win in May 2021, representing the Labour Party. As a former Commodore in the Royal Navy, I gained tremendous experience in leadership and management during 36 years of public service. Today, serving as a City Councillor for Plymouth I continue to build on that experience, including as a member of Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Panel where I am actively engaged with crime and justice issues, holding the incumbent Police Commissioner Alison Hernandez to account, and presenting practical solutions to the very difficult challenges facing policing and the victims of crime today.
Traditional campaigning is very difficult under the "Rule of Six" but I still hope to meet and talk with residents across Devon and Cornwall, and representatives from many agencies and charities that are already working to improve crime prevention and victim support, making my voice heard wherever I can. I'm going to be increasingly reliant on Zoom to "meet" people in these Covid days and social media will be a key element of my campaign, as well print, TV and radio. I need funds particularly to support my campaign advertising and the production of large numbers of leaflets. Your help will make a big difference and help bring real change to the strategic direction of policing and crime reduction.
Policing with Effect - Leading with Integrity. My aim on being elected is to ensure that in future, there is professional and competent strategic leadership of the police, aimed at improving their effectiveness in prosecuting and preventing crime. The incumbent Police Commissioner has focused excessively on cost-cutting while allowing violent crime to increase by over 80%, prosecutions to fall by 50%, community policing to be decimated and the 101 system is as bad as ever. This is a litany of abject failure from a Police Commissioner whose actions have so often shown a lack of the integrity needed for the role. It's time for a change of leadership, to bring about effective policing and cut violent crime for everyone's sake.
You can read more about my campaign at Gareth Derrick for Police Commissioner
Your donations will be vital. In 2016, the Conservative PCC candidate spent around £40,000 on winning her campaign. I don't need to match that but I am aiming to raise at least £1000 to help ensure I can make a real impact, particularly on social media. Every donation will be put directly to my campaigning effort to secure an effective police force and better crime prevention. Many thanks.
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Promoted by Chris Cuddihee on behalf of Gareth Derrick, both at Yeo Farmhouse, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0LF