20 June 2024

Chief Constable welcomes new Police and Crime Commissioner

As previously reported by Love Salisbury, Philip Wilkinson is the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon.

Reacting to the news, Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said, “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Philip Wilkinson on becoming the new Police and Crime Commissioner for the county of Wiltshire.

“I look forward to working with him and his team on issues he has raised in his election campaign such as making sure Wiltshire receives its fair share of new officers, tackling drug gangs and anti-social behaviour.

“Once Mr Wilkinson has set his Police and Crime Plan, I will ensure my resources are used effectively and efficiently to achieve these priorities.

“The last year and a half has been challenging and unsettling for many due to the COVID pandemic but I will work with the new PCC to ensure our communities feel safe and that policing remains visible within neighbourhoods“.

The election saw a turnout of 16.63% across Wiltshire and Swindon with 91,553 votes cast in total.

You can see the full election results on the Wiltshire Council website here.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty