Matthew Barber was elected as the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner in May 2021.
"Reducing crime, keeping people safe, and delivering justice for victims. Policing can make a real difference in all of our communities and I want to ensure that your voice is heard in the priorities that Thames Valley Police have. The choice you make at these elections really matters. The next Police & Crime Commissioner will have to manage nearly half a billion pounds of police funding, hold the Chief Constable to account for improving performance and give voice to the concerns of residents from across the Thames Valley.
As your PCC I will work constructively to get the best deal from the Government, to deliver the resources, powers and protections that our brave police officers need. I will ensure that Thames Valley Police is properly equipped to address the concerns of the public; recruiting more police officers and PCSOs; improving response times and driving down crime.
Above all communities across Thames Valley want to see strong local policing. That means more visibility in our communities, continuing to drive down burglaries, robberies and vehicle crime as well as dealing with the complex problems of domestic abuse and drug related crime.
Every community in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes deserves the best from Thames Valley Police and if elected on 6th May I will implement my plans to improve road safety and reduce speeding, fight rural crime, tackle illegal encampments, and work with the prisons and probation to reduce reoffending.
My aim is to ensure Thames Valley Police are their best to protect you, your family and your property."