Author Archives: samchapman

A Personal Statement from Kevin Hurley, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey

Sometimes when you look at the National news with tales of Child Abuse, Murder and Terrorism it could be easy to forget that we live in the safest county in one of the safest and most decent countries in the … Continue reading

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After the Wright decision

Shaun Wright has finally heeded the voice of the people and resigned as South Yorkshire PCC. This creates a number of issues:- 1) No-one is currently doing the job of South Yorkshire PCC, so the Police and Crime Panel for … Continue reading

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Why Shaun Wright must go.

Shaun Wright, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire is having a busy day. Suddenly the rest of the world has woken up to the fact that organised child sexual exploitation was happening in South Yorkshire, and are looking for … Continue reading

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Quiet Government U-turn provides boost to Independent PCC by-election candidates…

… and the marketing opportunity of a lifetime for Brummie Dentists, if they’re quick. Last Thursday, in the Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee of the House of Commons, the Government performed a U-turn on Police and Crime Commissioners that, by-and-large, has … Continue reading

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Yet more questions for Lancashire’s PCC

There was an element of quiet but persistent confusion at Monday’s Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire. The first issue to come up was the Curious Case of the Missing Chief Executive. This has two key elements, the first of … Continue reading

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Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett steps back from stepping aside

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in PCC world, but I wouldn’t want readers to miss the latest update on the saga of Stephen Bett, Norfolk’s PCC. Mr Bett you will remember had stepped aside from his office while … Continue reading

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TopOfTheCops readers do not disappoint, and several have copied me into emails to Birmingham City Council’s Chief Executive to alert him to the vacancy in the office of PCC for West Midlands. By my reckoning, if he had not managed … Continue reading

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