Campaigner sets sights on police commissioner role
TORQUAY businesswoman and community campaigner Susie Colley has applied to be a Conservative candidate for the new role of Police and Crime Commissioner.
The former independent Torbay mayoral candidate is standing under the Conservative banner and was attending an initial party selection panel in London last week.
She says: "I am very excited to have got through to the first round of this process. I have long been interested in all aspects of crime and policing.
"As an executive member of the Torquay Chamber of Trade and Commerce, I report to them on police and public order issues. As part of this, I go on a monthly nighttime walk from 2.30am until 5am around the harbour area of Torquay.
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"I think it's important to analyse and understand the issues regarding drink and anti-social behaviour and not just put a sticking plaster on the problems."
In addition, Mrs Colley, who is the chairman of the Torre and Upton Community Partnership and the interim chairman of the Torquay Neighbourhood Plan, has visited inmates in Dartmoor and Channings Wood Prisons, spent time with probation officers dealing with drug users and been involved with the Shekinah Mission and Chapter 1 in Torquay.
Candidates at the selection panel, being held in Westminster, are being asked to demonstrate leadership and management, communication and the ability to relate to people, energy and commitment, stakeholder management, depth of intellect, commitment to crime and crime prevention.