Independent from police

First published in Letters

I SUPPORT Hamish Sandison for the election of police commissioner for Gwent on November 15.

As an experienced lawyer, Hamish knows the law and is completely independent of the police, trained to see both sides of the issues, prepared to ask tough questions of top ministers and civil servants. His and my priorities include protecting neighbourhood policing, tackling anti-social behaviour, supporting the victims of crime, above all domestic and hate crimes. As a chairman of a Neighbourhood Watch, I am pleased that he is opposed to government cuts in police funding which have led to the closure of front desks at police stations. Like a past secretary of state for Wales, I feel that Hamish Sandison has the legal skills, the business acumen and the political experience to make a very formidable police and crime commissioner for Gwent.

John Garwell, Usk Road, Pontypool

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree