Crime and policing – message from local people is for more police patrols

Local people have given a clear message on crime and policing – overwhelmingly they want to see a greater Police presence on the streets. Anti-social behaviour, burglary and petty crime are what most local people are concerned about , said Stephen McPar

Local people have given a clear message on crime and policing - overwhelmingly they want to see a greater Police presence on the streets. "Anti-social behaviour, burglary and petty crime are what most local people are concerned about", said Stephen McPartland responding to comments made by Gordon Brown in his recent visit to Stevenage, "and they want to see more simple, basic policing with a greater number of patrols and policeman in their neighbourhoods."

Stephen is disappointed that Hertfordshire Police are consulting on the loss of 100 positions due to a lack of financial support from the government, Labour have launched endless initiatives and schemes that have led to police officers spending more time on paperwork than out on patrol. A Conservative government would be tough on crime and cut bureaucratic paperwork to get more police officers out fighting crime and protecting local people.

Stephen launched a survey on crime & policing in Stevenage recently and the results may be found on the Local Issues page of Stephen's website.