Ways to improve Warwickshire Police was the topic of conversation at a meeting between the Home Secretary and a candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner.
Conservative Philip Seccombe met with Home Secretary Theresa May to discuss his priorities for the county if elected to the police and crime job on 5 May.
Philip is a Chartered Surveyor by profession but also served in the Territorial Army for 25 years commanding his Regiment and reaching the rank of Colonel.
He has pledged to a focus on increasing the visibility of police by boosting neighbourhood policing including by the recruitment of new ‘Specials.’
Better supporting victims of crime by having an improved joined up approach with other local agencies such as councils is another part of Philip’s vision.
Philip Seccombe said: “I have a six-point plan to improve policing in Warwickshire which will create a safer county and I was glad the Home Secretary could hear the details.
“We need a Commissioner who can work closely with Government, spend wisely and cut down on red tape with local residents at the heart of every decision made. It is time for new leadership at Warwickshire Police and as a Colonel in the Territorial Army and businessman I have both the leadership and budgetary experience to do the job.
Home Secretary Theresa May said: “It was useful to meet with Philip Seccombe ahead of these important elections in May to discuss their concerns for Warwickshire. A vote for a Conservative PCC is a vote for a candidate who will work with the Government to deliver lower crime and safer communities, while making effective use of police budgets.”