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Putting children first

If you are feeling a bit flat as the festive season enters phase two – grazing on leftovers, pondering on unrealistic resolutions – let me introduce you to two young women whose stories will give you a lift.

By any measure, Ada and Annie – we promised not to use their full names – had difficult pathways through the furnace of adolescence. Both had early brushes with the law but with contrasting fortunes.

A compassionate approach

All of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan are aimed not only at making Gloucestershire a good place to live, work and visit but also about ensuring a society that is fair, just and compassionate. That compassion extends to animals and their ability to enjoy a life free of cruelty.

A green and pleasant county – for now and in the future

All of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan are aimed not only at making Gloucestershire a good place to live, work and visit but also about ensuring a society that is fair, just and compassionate. The Constabulary employs almost 1800 people, owns many buildings and operates more than 400 vehicles. While I am Police and Crime Commissioner, it will operate in as responsible and sustainable a way as possible.

Safer cyber

I was the first Police and Crime Commissioner in the country to make fighting cybercrime a policing priority and this work will continue. Since launching the safer cyber priority in 2014 the Constabulary has made excellent progress, attracting praise form the Home Secretary, local business and local people. It will strive to maintain its reputation as a leading force in the field of cyber policing.