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Police and Crime Commissioners
11 Dec 2014, 12:15pm
The APCC has today welcomed Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that there will be a consultation on proposed reforms of the police complaints system.
Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Transparency and Integrity Standing Group, said:
3 Jul 2014, 15:25pm
Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has been successful in winning more than half a million pounds of government funding to help support victims of crime in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Mr Hogg has worked with local voluntary organisations to identify the services that best meet the needs of vulnerable victims. The PCC team helped ensure...
1 Jul 2014, 16:32pm
Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police have today issued the below statements following the sudden death of Bob Jones.
Ron Ball, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Leader of Independent PCCs, said:
“On behalf of my fellow group of independent police and crime commissioners and as...
1 Jul 2014, 14:37pm
Police and Crime Commissioners were shocked and saddened to learn that Bob Jones passed away this morning in his sleep.
Bob Jones was born and bred in Wolverhampton.
Bob served as a Labour Councillor from 1980 to 2013 for Blakenhall in Wolverhampton. He was previously a member of West Midlands Police Authority from 1986 to 2012, and chaired the Authority...
14 Feb 2014, 12:24pm
Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, has this week welcomed proposals for a major change in the way mental health crisis services are delivered across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The changes will be implemented over the next year.
Senior representatives from Health, Social Care, Local Authorities and Police this week signed...
4 Feb 2014, 10:06am
Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling for a root and branch review of how victims and witnesses are treated in the criminal justice system following the tragic death of Tracy Shelvey.
Ms Shelvey died after falling from a shopping centre roof – days after the man she accused of raping her had been cleared in court.
It comes just...
10 Jan 2014, 10:55am
The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson, has spoken out about the need for raised awareness around human trafficking.
Mr Burns-Williamson was speaking after a court case this week where three people were jailed after forcing a vulnerable man to work for them up to 17 hours a day.
The case was heard at Sheffield Crown...
15 Aug 2013, 14:01pm
In February 2013, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire received an allegation about the conduct of Neil Rhodes, Temporary Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police. The Commissioner and the Independent Police Complaints Commission determined that the allegation required investigation. Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester...
12 Aug 2013, 11:14am
The first in a new series of public forums will be held later this month as part of Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s promise to hold the police to account.
At each forum, senior figures from Greater Manchester Police and other agencies will be quizzed on a particular topic of public interest.
The format will be similar...
25 Jul 2013, 14:00pm
Julia Mulligan will on Thursday be appearing before North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Panel. The Police and Crime Panel is made up of a number of Councillors from across North Yorkshire, as well as co-opted community members. It is the Panel’s job to hold Police and Crime Commissioner to account.
On Thursday Julia will be updating the Panel on proposals...
23 Jul 2013, 14:31pm
North Yorkshire Police and Julia Mulligan, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, want feedback on planned changes to the way Firearms services are accessed across the county.
Following national eCommerce guidance, applications and renewals for Firearms Licences will soon be available online. This means customers can log onto the North Yorkshire...
22 Jul 2013, 12:47pm
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles took part in a community walkabout in Holmebrook and Rother to see for himself the issues facing local residents.
Commissioner Charles joined the local Safer Neighbourhood Team and officers and councillors from Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Chesterfield Borough Council...
11 Jun 2013, 15:12pm
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd, now has an official page on the online social networking website Facebook.
Facebook gives Commissioner Lloyd another way to communicate and interact with the public and ensures that even more people he represents can have a voice and see what he is doing on their behalf to make Hertfordshire...
11 Jun 2013, 12:25pm
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be attending a number of events over the summer to engage with the public.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) or his Deputy will be at events across the Thames Valley to speak to the public and get their views on policing and crime.
Anthony Stansfeld, the Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I...
5 Jun 2013, 20:26pm
Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed plans to give victims the right to challenge the Crown Prosecution Service when it decides to abandon a prosecution or not charge a suspect.
Tony Lloyd said it represented progress in putting the victim at the heart of the criminal justice system.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir...
4 Jun 2013, 6:00am
The performance of Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and the Devon and Cornwall force is scrutinised in the first of a series of publicly viewable one-to-one meetings with Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg.
The PCC holds the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan. The correct mechanism to achieve this in a structured,...
29 May 2013, 15:17pm
Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables from the five south west forces have signed an agreement for Special Branch collaboration across the region.
Special Branch units from Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire police forces will unite under shared management for investigative and intelligence work....
25 May 2013, 0:03am
On 22 November 2012, history was made.
Alun Michael became the first Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, heralding the biggest change of policing for over 40 years.
Six months on from the changes, Mr Michael highlights the impact that has been made since the election: “The introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners has been a radical...
23 May 2013, 14:18pm
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has paid tribute to the officers and staff of West Yorkshire Police as he marks his first six months in office.
“Over the last six months I have visited officers and staff across the county including going out on the beat with neighbourhood policing teams and have seen at first hand...
22 May 2013, 11:17am
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, Alun Michael, has today welcomed Welsh Government proposals to improve arrangements for renting a home in Wales.
The Renting Homes White Paper sets out proposals to have a more effective response to anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.
Mr Michael said: “The proposals set out in the White Paper...
22 May 2013, 0:02am
Avon and Somerset’s first Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is today celebrating six months in office.
It has been a busy few months for Sue Mountstevens, who recently launched her Police and Crime Plans setting out her vision for the areas policing and allocated £2.4 million to tackle crime and disorder.
Today Sue Mountstevens will unveil...
22 May 2013, 0:01am
Plans were today (May 22) announced to deliver a new estates strategy that supports future policing needs. The new plan follows a review by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes and includes:
– downsizing the current police HQ to a smaller HQ at Mottisfont Court in Winchester
– selling the Alpha Park site
– building two new...
21 May 2013, 9:38am
The county’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has this weekend celebrated the vital role Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) play in carrying out inspections of police custody suites and the individuals detained in them.
The Ceremony that was held at Staffordshire Police Headquarters in Stafford on Saturday (18 May) followed...
20 May 2013, 7:42am
Olly Martins, Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said, “It is difficult to disagree with the Deputy Prime Minister’s ambition to break the cycle of offending but the significant missing ingredient from what he says is localism. Police and Crime Commissioners are the biggest reform to policing in two centuries but perhaps because...
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