Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Dog Theft in the Thames Valley

All theft creates victims. However, pet theft and especially the theft of a dog can cause real distress. Fortunately, microchips can help recover lost animals, often with the help of vets. 

Before the pandemic, this was a relatively rare crime in Thames Valley, as the discussion at Milton Keynes Council in March revealed. Now it is on the rise, organised criminal gangs are now getting involved, because opportunities for other crime has fallen. 

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A Day 4

Day 4 - Q. How will you deliver value for money?

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A day 5

Day 5 - Q. Have you signed up to the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s Ethical Checklist, and will you embed the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics within your own office?

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A 6

Day 6 - Q. What do you think your biggest challenge is going to be?

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A Day 7

Day 7 - Q. There have been very few women or people from minority ethnic groups standing as PCC candidates in the past two elections, and even fewer have been elected. How do you think this stark under representation might be addressed?

 

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A 8

Day 8 - Q. What do you think the shortcomings of the PCCs legislation are, in terms of scrutiny and governance? What would you suggest to the Home Secretary that might improve those aspects?

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A Day 9

Day 9 - Q. How do you intend to raise awareness of the police and crime commissioner’s role and the related accountability framework?

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A Day 10

Day 10 - Q. Where does your funding come from?

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A Day 11

Day 11 - Q. What is your opinion of the use of numerical targets monitoring crime and community safety?

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John Howson's election countdown Q&A Day 12

Day 12- Q. What’s the most important to you – crime reduction or harm reduction?

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