Commissioner Olly Martins lives in Luton, Bedfordshire and has a wealth of experience of local and national government, as well as having been an entrepreneur. He also spent eight years working for Victim Support, first as a volunteer then as a service co-ordinator. Olly is keen to ensure the victim’s perspective is at the centre of what Bedfordshire Police and the wider criminal justice system in the county do.
Olly serves in the Territorial Army and last year was mobilised as a UN peacekeeper in Cyprus.
Principles Olly will:
- Be a strong voice against the Tory/Lib Dem 20% police cuts, working to cut crime rather than cutting the police
- Oppose the sweeping privatisation of large parts of the police service to G4S
- Eschew Tory attempts to play ‘divide and rule’ in our county by being a champion for each part of Bedfordshire
- Prioritise all forms of hate crime to give victims the confidence that Bedfordshire Police will deal with them with the utmost professionalism
- Work hard to ensure Bedfordshire Police better reflects the diversity of the communities it serves
- Victim Support worker eight years
- Running a small business
- Serving as a senior member of a local authority for eight years
- CAB management committee member
- School governor
- Territorial Army soldier
- Be open, transparent and accessible in the discharge of his duty as Police and Crime Commissioner, working hard to ensure all the communities of Bedfordshire are able to have their say on policing and fighting crime
- Ensure the committed public servants who work for Bedfordshire Police and the wider criminal justice system are valued for what they do, rather than treated with scorn and derision as so often seems to be the case from ministers in the Tory/LibDem government
- Work hard to build strong working partnerships across the criminal justice system and beyond to ensure victims, particularly of anti-social behaviour, are met with an effective response to their needs.
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