In the last 5 years hate crimes have doubled. Tackling hate crimes motivated by hate, including online, needs increased engagement, representation, and focus on encouragement to report in order to move towards a more inclusive community.
I sit on the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel for the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (before I decided to stand) as Dorset has one of the highest figures for stop search disproportionality.
If elected I will:
The message will be clear: hate will not be tolerated in our communities.
Preventing crime and anti-social behaviour
Protecting those within our community most at risk of harm
Tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence
Creating a sustainable police force
Engaging to ensure wellbeing and protection of police officers, staff and police volunteers
Supporting victims and witnesses of crime and anti-social behaviour
Investing in new innovation opportunities for the prevention and detection of crime
To protect the most vulnerable, support victims, and take action to prevent and stand up against all forms of domestic abuse, sexual violence and hate crime.
Commitment to family and community based work focusing on empowering communities and investment in targeted youth interventions.