Working with the excellent local Police & Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, Neil has stood up for Tiverton & Honiton police priorities.
Neil believes each policing area has different and specific needs. That's why Neil engages consistently with the locally elected PCC to find out what more is needed to keep constituents safe.
- More resources to tackle serious violent & organised crime
- New rural & wildlife crime measures, including specific allocated funding
- Stopping livestock theft & fly-tipping
- £750k investment in roads policing
- OpSnap, where residents can upload dashcam & headcam footage, to supply evidence of dangerous driving
Devon & Cornwall Police have already begun recruiting the highest amount of new police officers in the South West, starting with 147 this year. This is part of the 6,000 first wave of the new 20,000 police officers being recruited across the country.
In Parliament, Neil has also successfully campaigned for an uplift in public sector and police pay.
As Chair of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, Neil also takes a keen eye on animal welfare issues and was pleased with the introduction of 'Finn's Law' - which now prevents those who attack or injure service animals from claiming self-defence.