Matthew Ellis takes official oath after being re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner

Matthew Ellis has taken the official oath to accept the role of Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner for a second term.

John Tradewell (Staffordshire County Council), Chief Constable for Staffordshire Police Jane Sawyers, Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis, Chair of the Central and South-West Staffordshire Magistrates’ Bench Marlene Longman JP, and David Sidaway (Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

John Tradewell (Staffordshire County Council), Chief Constable for Staffordshire Police Jane Sawyers, Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis, Chair of the Central and South-West Staffordshire Magistrates’ Bench Marlene Longman JP, and David Sidaway (Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

He was re-elected last week and the formal ceremony took place yesterday (May 9). The new four-year term will officially start on May 12.

Mr Ellis said: “I am delighted to have been elected for a second term and will continue with the strategy I set out three years ago which has also been at the heart of my campaign.

“Spending money better, putting more of the available budget to the frontline and making sure policing in Staffordshire is equipped to tackle changing crime in a changing Internet-enabled world remain the priorities.

“Continued financial stability is crucial in order to provide Staffordshire Police with the right tools for the job and will ensure Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent communities are safer into the future.”

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