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Independent Surrey Police candidate promises zero tolerance
An army reservist officer and former policeman is among candidates hoping to become Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Kevin Hurley, 58, who served as Hammersmith and Fulham borough commander until February 2011, is running as an independent candidate for the elections and promised a zero tolerance policing approach.
The candidate has 30 years’ police experience, much of it at senior rank, and some 35 years as a reservist army officer.
Mr Hurley said he would lead a relentless focus on “antisocial louts, violent bullies, burglars and those who deal drugs to our young people”.
A Policy Exchange poll published in June found 59 per cent of the public would want an ex-police officer for the role, while about 25 per cent would want someone with military experience.
The poll was part of Mr Hurley’s motivation for standing as a candidate.
He said: “I know what works in policing and what doesn’t. I know where money is wasted and where it can be spent most effectively. I know the key roles played by both statutory and voluntary agencies in supporting victims and reducing offending behaviour.
“Most important, I know how to energise and unlock the passion of police officers and staff to deliver a professional quality service for you.”
The election takes place on November 15. Candidates will be ranked by voters in order of preference, using the alternative vote method.
For more information about Mr Hurley, visit kevinhurley4pcc.co.uk.