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Miss Patience Tayo Awe

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INDEPENDENT Candidate for Thames Valley Police

Patience Tayo Awe's Manifesto, Views and Vision for the Thames Valley

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Introduction

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
I finished my first degree over 20 years ago, completed my MSc IT postgraduate degree 12 years ago and became a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner in 2004. I have worked in various sectors, as a front office cashier, teacher, insurance marketing executive, banker, software tester, IT Capacity Planner, Project Manager. I am an inspirational and results-driven person that is passionate about people, justice and serving the community. This is evident by my interests, different memberships and charity Trustee role. • I am a Trustee, on the Board of RVA, a charity that supports Reading’s voluntary and community sector also provides advisory services and training. • Member of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. • Member of the Reading Criminal Justice Association. • Just joined the Women’s Institute. ICT is crucial in fighting crime, that in 2010/11 £1.1bn was spent on police ICT. I am the only candidate with IT qualifications and experience needed to avoid G4S or £14m train fiasco in the IT area. If elected, I will involve and represent all the people impartially.I am not affiliated to any political party. Keep political party politics out of policing to maintain the integrity of the Police service and truly empower the people.

What is your vision for policing in the Thames Valley?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
To reap the full benefits of this most significant democratic police reform, such as empowering people, giving us a voice at the highest level, fostering a better relationship with the Police whilst making the force accountable for their actions and decisions, party politics must be kept out of policing. I hope to be a viable link between the public and the police. Involve the public in setting local policing priorities. Give victims a voice with the hope of transforming painful memories into powerful motivators and sources of strength. Ensure the policing needs of the people are met. Work in collaboration with Community Safety Partnerships and statutory agencies.

Why should people in the Thames Valley vote for you?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
I will be honoured to have your vote because the Police and Crime Commissioner position is non-partisan. I am an independent candidate, I am not affiliated to any political party, and I am completely independent of the Police, not a former bureaucrat from the Police Authority. I will represent you, without being hindered by conflicting political party policies/ police authority pressure or any hidden agenda. I have relevant, transferable skills and experience having worked in various sectors. I have Masters in IT and PRINCE2 qualifications. You will agree with me that ICT is crucial in fighting crime and ensuring we live in a safer community. I am passionate about people, volunteering and serving the community. I have served as RVA Trustee, a charity that supports Reading’s voluntary and community sector also provides advisory services and training. I am a member of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. I just joined the Reading Criminal Justice Association and the Women’s Institute. We are all aware of the nationwide riot that led to the creation of this position. Party politics and policing will create worse problems; it will create avenue for partiality, unfairness, double standards and all the associated social imbalances and also compromise the integrity of the police. With due respect, party politicians cannot be trusted, they have made countless ‘u turns’, expenses scandal, £14m train fiasco, G4 scandal, some are out of touch with the local people, even insult the police. We had these same party politicians when resentment and frustration against the police reached boiling point and there was a nationwide riot last year? Local people emerged as heroes to save the situation. The same way local people made the Olympics and Paralympics a huge success. Please reflect on this. Make a difference and please vote for me. Thank you in anticipation of your vote.

Q1. What inspired you to stand as a Police & Crime Commissioner?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
My desire to make a difference and be part of the solution. Work with the Police and the public to deal with the causes of crime as well. Lack of confidence in the political parties.Conviction that policing transcends party politics. Policing should not be a political football. Concerned about the negative impact party politics will have on both the police and the people of Thames Valley. Fear that failure to engage the public and build trust in the police would cause more problems for us all. Ipsos MORI’s survey confirmed party politicians are the least trusted by the public of the 21 professions surveyed. Party politics and policing is a recipe for disaster.

Q2. Why are you qualified to be the Police & Crime Commissioner?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
PCC role is non-partisan and I am an independent candidate. I am not affiliated to any political party; I am completely independent of the Police and not a former bureaucrat from the Police Authority. Thus, I have no hidden agenda. Party politicians want control and power. The people want policing by consent with accountability, by voting for me, you will have it. I have relevant, transferable skills and experience having worked in various sectors. I have Masters in IT and PRINCE2 qualifications. I use available resources to achieve the best result. Knowledge of ICT is crucial in fighting crime. I am passionate about people, volunteering and serving the community. I have served as RVA Trustee. I am a member of the Women’s Institute, the Reading Criminal Justice Association and the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to the above-mentioned, my aptitude for learning and quick adaptability, my desire to succeed, I would also bring analytical skills and patience necessary to get the job done.

Q3. What one thing would you like to change about local policing if you were elected?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
I would like to rebuild trust – mutual respect between the Police and the public, so local people can be represented impartially.

Q4. What would be your top three crime priorities if you are elected?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
Set up rape crisis centres where needed in Thames Valley eg Reading, tackle causes of anti-social behaviour and crime against properties. Be mindful of the fact that, I have to first engage with the press and public, review the police crime plan and budget, engage with community partnerships, review processes and procedures before implementation.

Q5. What is your most memorable personal experience of policing in the Thames Valley?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
I have had very limited contact with the Police. Sometimes, they have not been particularly helpful. Nevertheless, I commend them for the hard work they do in general.

Q6. How do you view your role in the criminal justice system beyond policing?

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent
Working in collaboration with the Criminal Justice System is key in achieving effective and efficient policing. It helps to focus on crime reduction and prevention of crime by addressing the causes of crime, before the revolving door syndrome becomes a way of life. Working with victims and witnesses helps to ensure justice prevails. The criminal justice system comprises of entities each with its own statutory obligations and budget. It covers the legislative arm, adjudication and corrections. PCC role involves working with Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service and the Judiciary, working with the prisons, probation services, the youth justice system, the Crown Prosecution Service and beyond the force area. There is interdependency in that the Police will investigate the crime, collate the evidence, make the arrest and the appropriate decision depending on the gravity of the offence. The case could attract a caution, fine or be referred to the CPS for a decision etc.

Professional Background

Patience Tayo
Awe
Independent

What best describes your professional background?

Someone with business experience

Have you worked in or served as any of the following:

Public Sector
Armed Forces
Police
Prisons
Probation
Criminal Lawyer
Judiciary

Have you experience of:

Working with Young People
Working in the Voluntary Sector
Starting or Running a Business