Commision on Policing

Next steps for police scrutiny

Barry Kirby  |  10 September 2014

On the whole, the role of police and crime commissioner has been a bit of a disaster, driven by a Tory agenda, where they thought that the public would select Tory candidates and that they would control the police force. The public however had a different view as not many really cared to leave their home …

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Police commissioners: Where are we now?

Roy Bailey  |  20 January 2014

The controversial issues surrounding the introduction of police and crime commissioners (PCCs) have already been well documented. There is little public understanding of the role, a lack of an effective mandate, questions about police operational independence, populist agendas, maverick decisions, inadequate scrutiny, rising costs, unmanageable ‘constituencies’, gender imbalance, plummeting police morale and the Tories’ antagonistic …

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The Tories’ thin blue lead

David Pinto-Duschinsky  |  29 March 2012

With the coalition vulnerable, Labour could re-establish its authority on law and order By David Pinto-Duschinsky While the economy has dominated the public discourse, law and order has all but slipped off the political agenda. This is odd. Crime remains among the public’s key concerns, with around a fifth of respondents consistently naming it as …

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