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Gloucestershire PCC Chris Nelson: Raising confidence in the police force

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Chris Nelson, the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, discusses his plans to raise confidence in the police force and improve policing in the county.

He highlights the impact of negative media stories and the need for better resources and leadership.

Chris also expresses his interest in getting involved nationally and shares his observations on the changing political landscape within the police and crime commissioner community.

He emphasizes the importance of continued support and resources for policing, regardless of the political party in power.


  • Raising confidence in the police force is a key goal for the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner.
  • Negative media stories and lack of resources have contributed to a low feeling of confidence in the police.
  • The commissioner is interested in getting involved nationally and has special knowledge in areas such as performance, special measures, and neighborhood policing.
  • The changing political landscape may have an impact on the work of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.
  • Regardless of the political party in power, policing needs more resources to effectively combat crime.

Sound Bites

  • “Raising confidence in the police force, in policing, in the PCC, the governance process.”
  • “The media have the bit between the teeth.”
  • “Improving confidence and other areas of improvement in Gloucestershire.”


  • 00:00 Introduction and Technical Instructions
  • 00:40 Congratulations on Re-election
  • 03:13 Raising Confidence in the Police Force
  • 06:48 Challenges and Opportunities for Policing in Gloucestershire
  • 07:16 National Involvement and Special Knowledge
  • 09:12 The Impact of the Changing Political Landscape
  • 13:21 The Need for Continued Support and Resources for Policing
  • 13:51 Conclusion

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