BOSTON borough councillor Paul Gleeson has been shortlisted as one of the two Labour candidates run for Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Coun Gleeson (pictured right), who has lived in Boston for just over 10 years and is currently the councillor for Skirbeck ward, said he wants Lincolnshire Police to be at the cutting edge of policing within the East Midlands.
He said: “I want us to be able to deliver a police force where staff are proud to serve it and its public are proud of its achievements and successes as a police force in the 21st Century.”
Although he is yet to be nominated by his Labour colleagues, Coun Gleeson has clear aims for the role including giving clear and consistent communications to the people of Lincolnshire and raising awareness of the role and responsibilities of Lincolnshire.
He also wants to promote communication between other police forces and the government, provide information people need, including to health and local authorities and work closely with the chief constable and the senior management team in the police to develop a communications strategy.
Prior to living in Boston, Coun Gleeson lived in South Oxfordshire, where he was a district and town councillor. He was a leader in the Woodcraft Folk and was involved in the organisation and development of Towersey Village Festival, of which his late father was one of the founding member.
Locally, he took part in the consultation carried out by Boston Labour party to prepare its manifesto for the 2011 district council elections.
Coun Gleeson is a member of the council’s audit committee, licensing, regulatory and appeals committee, planning committee, Boston Town Area Committee and the internal member development group.
He is currently vice-chair of the Task and Finish Group looking at the impact of immigration.