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Chris Brierley

I am the Deputy PCC for Gloucestershire. Appointed by Martin and started in the role in October 2016. Before that I was a BBC Journalist for 15 years working for 5live, BBC Radio Gloucestershire & BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Point's West and BBC Milbank.

Community Safety body’s first task is to tackle violent crime

For far too long we took our eye of the ball when it came to community safety. With austerity it went down the pecking order of priorities.
Statutory wise it is the job of the County Council, but it delegated the responsibilities to local districts.

Thankfully due to a co-ordinated effort by leaders across Gloucestershire work was commissioned to look to what we could do to get back on track.