I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in the recent Police and Crime Commissioner election.
It is an honour to be elected as your voice with and on Northumbria Police.
I know many people did not vote because the role of Police and Crime Commissioner was not widely known.
I would like to reassure you that over the weeks, months and years ahead I will be a familiar face in our communities as part of finding out what you think the police are doing well and what could be done better.
I am committed to ensuring our neighbourhoods remain a safe place to live and work.
You have my assurances that I will support the police in their efforts to cut crime, and I will be working with other public and voluntary sector organisations, local businesses and with the public to improve safety to ensure all voices are heard and listened to.
Northumbria Police has a strong record in tackling crime.
I am determined that our force remains committed to the people it serves and that by working together we deliver real change.
Police & Crime Commissioner