Julie Jackson is Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Warwickshire. Julie was born and raised in the county, and continues to be actively involved in the community. She is currently Deputy Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Council, and has been a local government councillor for almost 20 years.
A message from Julie
My priorities for Warwickshire are clear. I want to put victims first. We deserve a Police and Crime Commissioner who stands up for our communities. We need to invest in safer neighbourhoods teams, and high visibility policing. They assure local residents that their concerns will be heard and that they can feel safe in their neighbourhood. They are the bedrock of community policing and Warwickshire needs to be investing in them now.
If elected I will begin by listening to the aspirations and priorities of our diverse communities. That means being out in the community, meeting people and listening to them. This will make sure that, when developing a new Police and Crime Plan for Warwickshire, it will reflect the needs of Warwickshire and not the penny pinching of this government.
Serious cuts are being made to Warwickshire's police budget. This should be challenged, and I will speak out loudly about the inequity of our funding. I will examine our budget carefully to ensure that Warwickshire receives the high quality, efficient and effective policing it deserves
If elected on 5th of May, I pledge to:
- Invest in Safer Neighbourhood teams; teams of officers dedicated to specific communities and their concerns.
- Fight hard to ensure that our police force is properly and effectively funded.
- Work closely with communities, and put residents priorities front and centre in working to combat crime in their areas.