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Great debate with the ladies

Snow still on the ground as I arrived for an evening of debate (and of course tea) at Brown Edge Women's Institute in the Moorlands.

Matthew Ellis launches new website

I've been clear from the start, 3 years ago, that the big challenge for the PCC role were proving it can, if done well, drive effective and efficient policing by tackling the big issues head on. Crtical, was getting finances back on track and preparing policing for changing crime types, a changing society and a shrinking world because of technology.

Latest move towards most tech advanced local force

Three years ago I promised that if elected I’d do my best to make sure Staffs Police had the right tools for the job. Key to my thoughts was providing the right technology… something that police services across the country have been sorely missing for a long time as far as I can see.

4,300 vehicles seized from insurance dodgers

Hundreds of drivers every week were being spotted without insurance by the network of automated number plate recognition cameras that cover hundreds of routes across Staffordshire.

Finances improving neighbourhood policing secure

Maintaining front-line policing at a time of shrinking budgets has been my top priority from the start. I’m delighted that as we end 2015 the finances are firmly back on track meaning neighbourhood policing numbers in Staffordshire have not suffered the devastating like many parts of the country have.

New Panel drives ethics & transparency

Transparency, openness and accountability is absolutely critical which is why I established the Ethics Transparency & Audit Panel (ETA). It’s made up of eight independent members of the public...