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Newly elected Norfolk PCC Sarah Taylor: Addressing the need for visible policing presence

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Sarah Taylor, the newly elected Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner, discusses her background and what led her to stand as a candidate.

She highlights the importance of a strong preventative focus in areas of policing and the need for more visible policing presence.

Sarah also expresses her interest in the criminal justice system and the role of the PCC in resolving issues with the backlog in courts and the CPS.

She discusses the potential reintroduction of PCSOs and the need for flexibility in funding.

Sarah emphasizes the importance of communication and building a greater understanding of the work of the police among the public in Norfolk.


  • A strong preventative focus in policing can lead to a different approach in various areas of policing.
  • There is a need for more visible policing presence to reassure the public and deter crime.
  • The PCC has a role to play in resolving issues with the backlog in courts and the CPS.
  • Flexibility in funding is necessary to address operational needs, such as the reintroduction of PCSOs.
  • Building a greater understanding of the work of the police among the public is important.

Sound Bites

  • “People don’t see Bobby’s on the beat.”
  • “Policing is just one link in the chain of our justice system.”
  • “PCSOs did an important role being eyes and ears on the ground in our communities.”


  • 00:00 Introduction and Background
  • 02:50 The Lack of Visible Policing Presence
  • 05:29 Exploring the Criminal Justice System
  • 08:17 Reducing the Administrative Burden on Police Officers
  • 10:58 Reintroducing Police Community Support Officers
  • 14:09 The Role of the PCC in Communication and Understanding

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