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Police & Crime Bulletin for October 2019

183 new police officers announced in first phase of recruitment

The Home Office have announced the first tranche of police officer recruitment to meet the pledge of 20,000 new officers promised by the Government.

Is rural crime a special case?

There is no special case for policing in rural communities. Not because these communities are valued any less, but because every community should be valued equally in the Thames Valley and should expect and receive the highest standards of policing.

Not "them", "us".

In 2016 I voted to leave the European Union. I am also a father, a husband, a rugby fan, a cricket follower, a dog lover, a Conservative councillor and a loather of “reality television”. For some reason though I am characterised as a “Leaver”.

Police & Crime Bulletin for August 2019

Tributes paid to PC Andrew Harper

The shocking death of PC Andrew Harper in such tragic circumstances late on Thursday night have rocked Thames Valley Police Force and the community it services.

Tributes paid to PC Andrew Harper

The shocking death of PC Andrew Harper in such tragic circumstances late on Thursday night have rocked Thames Valley Police Force and the community it services.

Why I’m voting Conservative in the Europe elections

My postal vote has arrived for the European parliamentary election. Normally I am onto it straight away, signing the form, marking my cross, but I must confess I, along with most other people, am less than enthused about the prospect.