Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Former Policeman lays out plans to be Police Commissioner

Former Policeman and Lib Dem Police Chief candidate, Matt Gallagher, will today launch his manifesto detailing his plans if elected as Greater Manchester’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. Mr Gallagher describes how he plans to cut bureaucracy to increase the number of visible police officers and improve Police response times. Matt is also proposing to establish a panel of Assistant Commissioners to ensure overlooked groups are represented in Policing and to provide a direct link to Greater Manchester communities. Matt grew up in Chorlton and still lives in the area.
Other proposals outlined include:
  • a groundbreaking Apprenticeship scheme.
  • A Police station in every community
  • Public Safety Reps on some Bus routes to tackle Anti Social Behaviour.
  • A Commissioner’s Annual Award to ten young people from across Greater Manchester who have done something to improve the image of young people.
  • Regular surveys with residents to ensure priorities are right
  • Greater links between PCSOs and communities
  • A change in the law to allow the Commissioner to recover the costs of court cases from Criminals.
  • A change in the law to block mobile phione signals in Prisons
Matt Gallagher, who has 30 years experience of fighting crime in Greater Manchester, said: “As a former frontline Police Officer I know what Greater Manchester residents need and want from the Police. My manifesto outlines how I will make the police more effective, efficient and responsive.
If I am elected I will put residents and victims first and make Criminals pay.”
Under Matt’s proposals the Assistant Commissioners are appointed and funded by the groups they represent. Matt’s Apprenticeship scheme would see Police probationer training carried out before new recruits are sworn in as PCs so that they can spend more time on front line policing.
For more information about Matt’s background please see:http://mattgallagher.mycouncillor.org.uk/
Published & Promoted by R. Marbrow on behalf of M Gallagher (Liberal Democrats) both at 87a Castle St, SK3 9AR

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