Improving policing in Lincolnshire was at the top of agenda during talks between the Home Secretary and a candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner.
Conservative Marc Jones met with Theresa May to discuss his priorities for the county if elected to the police and crime job on May 5.
Marc has already pledged to introduce new ‘Community Constables’ in towns and villages and to put more focus on rural and wildlife crime.
He also wants to tackle street drinking and anti-social behaviour and provide better support to those who are victims of crime.
Marc said: “I have a plan to make Lincolnshire safer and I was delighted to get the backing of the Home Secretary who listened very carefully to what I had to say.
“The Police and Crime Commissioner is a vital role with real power, and it is time Lincolnshire had a commissioner who can work with Government, spend wisely and produce fresh ideas to beat crime.”
Home Secretary Theresa May said: “It was useful to meet with Marc Jones ahead of these important elections in May to discuss their concerns for Lincolnshire.
“A vote for a Conservative PCC is a vote for a candidate who will work with the Government to deliver lower crime and safer communities, while making effective use of police budgets.”