POLL: Police chief job hopefuls Lord John Prescott and Matthew Grove press their cases in Scunthorpe
Two candidates vying for the role of Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner outlined their priorities during a visit to Scunthorpe.
Labour's Lord Prescott and Conservative candidate Matthew Grove met constituents ahead of November's election.
Lord Prescott said he would aim to regain the streets of North Lincolnshire, with community policing at the top of his priorities.
He visited the area's Neighbourhood Action Teams, Westcliff Community Centre, the Central Community Centre, Central Mosque and the CCTV control centre.
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He said: "The difficulties that people are facing and complaining about are anti-social issues, such as drink and drugs.
"Today has given me chance to get a reflection of the problems that an elected commissioner will have to deal with.
"I aim to be the voice of the people and I want the community to tell me what they want in this policing plan.
"I want to make it clear that we want to regain the streets.
"I have heard concerns about people having to deal with walking over street drinkers and beer cans on the street and this is not acceptable."
Lord Prescott said he remembered when CCTV cameras were first introduced and at the time was not convinced by them.
However, he said spending time with operatives at the Scunthorpe control room had shown what a valuable resource they were in the fight against crime.
Speaking after his visit to the CCTV centre in Scunthorpe, Mr Grove said CCTV cameras would play a vital role in ensuring the safety of North Lincolnshire residents.
He said: "Clearly, having the ability to observe and police many areas throughout North Lincolnshire is doing a great deal to make our communities feel safer by picking up some 45 per cent of crimes as they happen in the areas covered by the CCTV system. I was particularly impressed to see how the centre was also used to support the most vulnerable members of the North Lincolnshire community through the Care Call system. Enabling elderly residents to live independently, supported by technology, is clearly helping many older people and their families."
UKIP politician Godfrey Bloom, MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has also stated he will stand.
Independent candidates Neil Eyre and Walter Sweeney are also standing.
The Police and Crime Commissioner role will take over from the Humberside Police Authority, which is to be disbanded as part of the changes.
Elections for the role will take place on November 15.