Police commissioner cabdidate: RAJ CHANDRAN (Ind)

Dr Raj Chandran, Notts PCC candidate
Dr Raj Chandran, Notts PCC candidate

A former police surgeon, ex-mayor of Gedling, Territorial Army Major, and recently-retired GP, Raj is a director of a brain-damage care unit with more than 100 employees.

His experience as UK Commissioner for Racial Equality, governor of a comprehensive school and employer experienced with multi-pound budgets will make him an excellent Police Commissioner.

Funding his own campaign shows Raj’s dedication to fighting crime. As a local independent candidate he will not be influenced by Central London-led policies.

A director of an organisation teaching the D.A.R.E programme to 12,000 children annually to combat substance-misuse and bullying, Raj is determined to prevent crime related to drugs and alcohol-misuse in Nottinghamshire.

Government cuts of £42m will reduce Nottinghamshire’s police force by 200 officers. Continuing policing at the level required will mean tough decisions. Raj will consider sponsorship and out-sourcing, not privatising police services.

Dr Chandran’s pledges:

“Listening To You” Surgeries - I will be available to everyone in person, either by telephone or email.

Putting more police on the streets - to deter criminals and reduce crime, by recruiting 500 Special Constables and upgrading 200 PCSOs with powers of arrest.

Financial experts paid from my own salary will advise funding by reducing wasteful bureaucracy.

I will open police posts in main streets and re-open closed police stations

Nottinghamshire’s Mounted Police, disbanded because of cuts, will be brought back with honour

Under my commission the police will:

Show zero tolerance to anti-social behaviour and knife carrying

Give top priority to domestic violence and victim support

Focus on crime against businesses

Eradicate hooliganism from football matches.