Bainton resident Paul Davison

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Paul Davison ps1235-21d Paul Davison Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1235-21d

A RETIRED senior police officer from Bainton hopes that a zero-tolerance approach to crime and anti-social behaviour will help to win him the election to become Humberside’s first Police and crime commissioner.

Former chief superintent Mr Davison, 59, was the head of Bridlington’s community police team from 1999 to 2000.
He recently retired from Humberside Police as divisional commander of the East Riding.

Mr Davison, who has been backed by the East Yorkshire Independents Party, has pledged to investigate every crime, restore people’s faith and trust in the police service and put the public first “every time”.

Mr Davison claimed that about 40 percent of crimes are not investigated because they are “screened out”.

“To build trust, lots of things have got to happen - redicing crime, investigating crimes and providing a great service that is responsive.”

“Policing is a contact sport. To have a chance of catching a criminal you have got to go to the scene and speak to the victim.”

He said: “This is a great an opportunity to reshape policing to provide a better service. If given the opportunity to take this post I genuinely believe that I can oversee a quantum leap in the level of service the people across the region get.

“The task is really quite simple and it is about putting the public first, every time. Every decision that is made by anyone with any responsibility in the community safety field should come back to whether or not the service will be improved for the public.

“But I will make Humberside Police the best police force in the country and I wouldn’t be running for this position if I didn’t think I could do it.

“There is no second place in my eyes, why should the public pay for something which is not the best it can possibly be.”

Mr Davison, who was born in east Hull and completed a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Bradford University before joining Humberside Police described his time with Humberside Police as a privilege and that rising to the rank of chief superintendent gave him a “solid understanding of what local communities want from the police and how best that service can be delivered.”

“People have valid concerns as to there being so much responsibility given to one person. But for the good of British policing and the safety and wellbeing of the communities to be served, PCCs have to be successful, ” he continued.

“I am ready to meet the challenge with integrity, hard work and a solid belief that I can make a difference.”