If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you’ll know what side of the fence I fall on this one. I’ve done my research and I had a little difficulty actually finding who is standing, but I stumbled across this little gem: https://twitter.com/#!/ceetownsend/pcc-candidates
If you scroll through the list, most are politicians-y’know, those people at the table next to you, too loud, over opinionated and ill informed, drunk on something, usually themselves and their views boarder on the insane.
To provide stronger and more transparent accountability of the police, PCCs will be elected by the public to hold chief constables and the force to account; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
First beef here, it doesn’t actually say how the elected Commissioner will do that so will this mean they can barge into our briefing rooms and start breaking china? Or will it mean, as I suspect, a return to the target culture of 3 detections a...
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