Posted: Monday 2nd January 2017
With the New Year underway, many of you will already have plans for making a difference in 2017. My own plans include more visits around our county and city to hear what you say about crime and community safety where you live.
On Tuesday, February 14 I will be coming to Calverton with PCSO Kirsty Szeluk to listen to your views and experiences. If you wish to talk to me about anything in particular please meet us in the library at 1pm or join us on our walkabout.
Traditionally, every New Year is a time for reflection and for new beginnings. It’s a spur that urges us to look forward in hope and positivity which, in turn, feeds our determination to find ways to make a difference to our lives. And talking to each other is the first step.
For Nottinghamshire Police, this year already heralds change in these tough and challenging times with the appointment of a new Chief Constable, Craig Guildford. When he takes over the reins early in the New Year, he will lead a force that has gained a great deal from retiring temporary Chief Sue Fish whose work to tackle misogyny has earned her national awards. Her determination to raise awareness of hate and harassment against women along with the creation of new hate crimes is a legacy to be proud of.
I am also very grateful to Sue Fish for delaying her retirement so that the best candidate could be found to take over her role. She has put personal wishes aside to ensure a smooth handover that I am sure will serve us well.
But for now, 2017 is barely begun so I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, safe and peaceful New Year.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire