Former detective chosen as Conservative candidate for Cambridgeshire's police and crime commissioner election
Darryl Preston has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner election in May.
Darryl, a former police officer with 30 years experience, was selected by Conservative members in Cambridgeshire on Friday (28).
His campaign will focus on reducing crime, addressing the root causes of crime and ensuring policing throughout the county is visible and accessible to members of the public.
Darryl, who was a detective in the county for 11 years, said: “I am delighted to be selected as the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Cambridgeshire. Commissioners are responsible for our local policing, they control multimillion-pound budgets, set our local priorities for tackling crime and can hire and fire Chief Constables.
“Here in Cambridgeshire, the people who live and work in our cities, towns and villages want to see a well-resourced police service dealing with the crime and anti-social behaviour that exists within our communities. I will do everything I can to make this happen.
“The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Conservative Government have shown their commitment to the police with the plans to recruit 20,000 extra officers.
“As the Conservative candidate, I can work with the government to cut crime. I will make sure we get our fair share of new officers here in Cambridgeshire and our existing officers get the investment and support they need to keep people across the county safe.”
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