The Labour Police and Crime Commissioner candidate has released his manifesto.
Philip Ross says he is prioritising tackling Anti-social behaviour, county lines drug gangs and cyber crime and fraud among his vision for Hertfordshire if appointed.
His focus also ranges from domestic abuse, hate crime, sexual violence and violence against women and girls – mainly by establishing a task force and review board to help with such crimes.
His 48-page manifesto explores how the candidate – a self-employed business consultant specialising in digital transformation and cyber-security projects – plans to go about it.
The approach is mainly to appoint a commissioner for anti-social behaviour, have intelligence led policing to focus on detecting and preventing crimes – not just responding, and greater focus on aiding victims.
The ASB commissioner would help with trigger reviews for victims who reported an incident thee or more times within a six-month period.
Mr Ross also says there will be police investments to up numbers and training, as well as integrating digital technologies to help with a community-led policing model.
He states that 34 per cent of all crime is related to fraud and computer misuse, and that he would strengthen digital training, setup a small business security forum to keep local firms safe, and stop the misuse of images sued to bully the younger generation.
Local stakeholder committees would be trialled to empower residents on holding police to account – which is hoped to have positive engagements with minority groups such as BAME or LGBTQ+ groups.
Mr Ross says that he will campaign legislation to make misogyny a designated hate crime.
To tackle county lines drugs, he pledges to strengthen relationships with other constabularies and to help the Youth Offending team work closely with social service in the county council.
There is also a pledge to clamp down on flytippers by prioritising the deployment of number plate recognition machines to deter and catch offenders.
With procedures such as stop and searches, Mr Ross hopes to invite wide consultation from the public to get a better understanding in ensuring it is done with respect.
There are no plans to raise local taxes above allowed thresholds.
To read the full manifesto, visit here.
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