Monthly Archives: November 2012

Police and Crime Commissioners, Buildings and Crime

We were alerted to the very first decision of any PCC in the country early this Sunday morning. The new PCC for Lincolnshire, Alan Hardwick, has decided to scrap plans for a new custody suite at Police HQ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-20376836 and many are immediately applauding … Continue reading

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Do the new Police and Crime Commissioners have an electoral mandate?

The pathetic turnout at Thursday’s elections has led many to say that the new Police and Crime Commissioners have no electoral mandate; that the tiny percentage of votes they have received cannot possible give them the authority to do the job. … Continue reading

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PCC – critical friend or second Chief Constable?

On 22nd November 2012 the new Police and Crime Commissioners will take up their posts with the proper intention of ensuring that Chief Constables’ decisions reflect the priorities of the people they serve. The challenge for the PCC is to exert that influence without … Continue reading

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