Rural Policing Campaign

I want to see more police in our rural areas. I want to see high visibility policing in our rural areas. And I want our police to communicate frequently with the law abiding public.

Rural areas of Leicestershire and Rutland deserve to have:

  • A Rural Crime Co-Ordinator who will bring together all the agencies who can help prevent crime in rural areas, and tackle it when it does happen;
  • Rural Crime Packs available to residents and business to help them protect themselves and ease the fear of crime;
  • A Rural Crimestoppers system to provide a quick, confidential channel that people can use to pass on information about crime and criminals.
  • An online Rural Crime Hub a one stop shop for farmers and other rural businesses giving advice on crime prevention, how to report crime, who to call and two-way communication with police;
  • Regular public meetings with the Police and Crime Commissioner and police officers;
  • Effective support for Rural Neighbourhood Watch Schemes;
  • A wide-ranging and properly supported Volunteers on Horseback scheme;
  • Support for new legislation to make trespass a criminal offence.

If I am elected to be Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and Rutland I will look into ways to deliver all these measures as quickly and effectively as possible - and I will report back on progress.

You can support my campaign to get the sort of rural policing that we need by signing up below. As a Campaign Supporter you will get regular updates on how things are going.


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