Former West Wilts councillor stands in Police Commissioner elections (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Former West Wilts councillor stands in Police Commissioner elections
9:13am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
Warminster Police Neighbourhood Tasking group chair Paul Batchelor has been chosen by Swindon and Wiltshire Liberal Democrats to be their Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner election.
Paul Batchelor, a former West Wilts District Councillor, was selected for the election on Thursday, November 15 after an overwhelming ballot of Liberal Democrat members supported him to be Wiltshire first Police and Crime Commissioner.
As chair of the Warminster Police Neighbourhood Tasking Group, Paul has overseen real results including a 41 per cent reduction in case of anti-social behaviour.
With his 17 years of local authority experience and 24 years of managing a successful business in his home town Paul has the experience and the skills to deliver for Wiltshire.
Tackling drug related crime by taking on the dealers and anti-social behaviour by increasing Police presence in our market towns and rural areas will be Paul's key priorities alongside prioritising victim support.
Paul Batchelor is committed to being a Police and Crime Commissioner for all Wiltshire residents.
After his selection, Paul Batchelor said, "Wiltshire's first police commissioner should be out and meeting the public at every available opportunity and that's what I will do. As Wiltshire Police and Crime commissioner I will regularly visit every town and village across Swindon and Wiltshire.
"An effective Police and Crime Commissioner is one who engages with the public as I have done as the chair of the Warminster Police Neighbourhood Tasking Group".