My name is Tony Kearon. I live and work in Staffordshire, and I am standing to be the next Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
I grew up on a council estate and went to my local comprehensive school. After school I did various jobs including labouring and warehouse work, and for a number of years I worked as a postman. Then I completed an access course, and went to University as a mature student.
Now I am a Criminologist with over 20 years’ experience in my day job of working with communities, police forces, fire services, councils, social landlords, schools, public sector organisations, residents groups, businesses and victims of crime to reduce crime, drive down anti-social behaviour and deliver safer communities for all.
I have a strong track record of putting my professional skills and knowledge into practice – as a Criminologist but also experience as a cabinet member for community safety in a Labour led council and as the former chair of a successful community safety partnership, bringing police, fire services, councils and local groups together to tackle problems and keep our communities safe.
I have listened to victims, to communities facing crime and anti-social behaviour, to frontline staff in our police, fire and other essential services.
I have the day-to day practical experience to work with our police, fire service and other partners to deliver a safer Staffordshire for all.
If you put your trust in me on May 6th I will make a real difference in our communities and in the services that keep us safe.
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