Home Secretary praises ‘first-class’ PCC Adam Simmonds

Chief Constable Adrian Lee and Police Commissioner Adam Simmonds were singled out for Parliamentary praise
Chief Constable Adrian Lee and Police Commissioner Adam Simmonds were singled out for Parliamentary praise

The Home Secretary has praised Northamptonshire Police and the police commissioner for falling crime rates in the county.

Speaking in Parliament this week, Theresa May also praised Adam Simmonds, who was elected in November last year, for his work as commissioner.

Kettering MP Philip Hollobone had asked Mrs May if she would use the county as an example when she next met the Police Federation, which has been critical of Government cuts.

Mr Hollobone asked if Mrs May would highlight Northamptonshire, where Mr Simmonds and Chief Constable Adrian Lee were “not moaning about their lot or about budgetary restraints but getting on with providing an effective three-point policing plan that involves a crackdown on criminals, prevention rather than cure and maintaining police numbers and visibility”.

The Home Secretary said she endorsed what Mr Hollobone had said, adding: “Adam Simmonds is doing a first-class job as PCC in Northamptonshire.”