Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Spaghetti Gazetti - Supporting Cath Hannon for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands

Spaghetti Gazetti are putting our support behind Cath Hannon as candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.

On her website Cath has said:

"The Government have introduced legislation to replace Police Authorities in an attempt to democratise the control of the police. This process will change the face of policing forever by handing control to you through the PCC. You will have the power to decide what you want from the police. I want to help you shape the future of policing in the West Midlands without political interference.

I'm completely independent of party politics and am truly interested in what you have to say. I think it's time for a fresh perspective - yours - which is why I'll be asking you for your views on crime and safety so that together we can tackle the issues that matter most to you."

We are supporting Cath because she is a Birmingham born person with over 30 years policing experience in the West Midlands, leading national and international multi agency teams before retiring as a Detective Superintendent in 2010.

When Cath joined West Midlands Police she started on the beat in the Handsworth area and worked her way across the West Midlands tackling a wide range of criminality including burglary, anti social behavior, terrorism, domestic extremism, organised crime and gang violence. Cath has worked with many different agencies and people to develop innovative initiatives to protect the residents of the West Midlands.

Cath has also led multi-agency teams to improve police investigations and support for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, forced marriage, ‘honour’ based violence as well as safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Cath said:

"With my teams I also built strategic partnerships across national and international boundaries to increase community safety through the active policing and supervision of violent and sex offenders.

On leaving the police in 2010 I've worked for the General Social Care Council and become a trustee for the Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) which provides support and counseling for men and women in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Criminology and I am studying for a Professional Doctorate in Policing, Security and Community Safety, specialising in the management of high risk offenders."

Vote for someone who knows and cares about policing in the West Midlands and is committed to stopping hate crime - Vote for Cath Hannon on Thursday 15th November 2012.

Visit Cath's website

No comments: