Lib Dems across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight announce they have selected a retired Hampshire Police Inspector’s son and local Councillor, David Goodall, as their candidate for the election of the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner.
In his role as a Borough and Parish Councillor David Goodall, 49, has been involved in improving community policing, through the local Community Safety Forum and parish council sponsored Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).
In his professional life, father of two David Goodall is Project Manager, well used to managing budgets and taking critical about decisions. He also involved in a number of security related areas, including the problem of tackling the growing issue of cyber crime.
Commenting on his selection, David Goodall said: “The most important issue facing the new Police and Crime Commissioner will be how to provide a good police service given the current state of public finances.”
“I believe the key is getting value for money by ensuring that Police Officer’s time is maximised doing police work and not paperwork. The good use of technology and a cull of forms will be essential to achieve this.”
“It is also essential to get all the agencies working together to tackle the causes of crime and this is where I see the Police and Crime Commissioner having a key role.”