A classic example of PM Incompetence for Policing


There are many people inside and outside the mainstream political setting who do not consider the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner as being very effective. It is sad that they do so as clearly when Independent credible people are elected they are able to do a great deal to hold the Police and indeed the other Criminal systems away from party politics and to also begin to improve the connectivity of the agencies and seek to improve the way in which the complex issues get resolved. The Police Authorities were an alternative way of doing so, but complex committees sometimes presented as many challenges as others resolved and there were clear indications of how dominant party politics and their approach towards Independents were very inadequate. By the same token some of the party political PCC’s are also willing to step away from their party politics although they are very much in the minority. Sadly earlier this year two men who I have met lost their roles this Summer. Martyn Underhill stepped down personally from Dorset PCC and Martin Surl was voted out by a dominance of the Conservative Party. However all of this is disconnected with the approach that Boris Johnson is taking to reject the role of PCCs and ignore the views of Chief Constables and indeed the Police Federation and possibly Priti Patel and instead he is setting out his new ideas that are completely incompetent. These must disturb the people who voted for PCCs as well as those of us who would want to see a very different way for the Police services to be managed.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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