Keith Hunter is an applicant for the Labour nomination for Police and Crime Commissioner in the Humberside Police area. He has given TopOfTheCops.com permission to reproduce here his 10 suggested questions for Police and Crime Commissioner candidates, first sent out by him on Twitter. He prefaced his questions with a statement that they were to “avoid superficial (&/or worrying) PCCs undermining the balance in policing.”
Q1- What history can you evidence of interest in policing and criminal justice matters?
Q2-What are the significant current and future national, regional & local criminal justice and policing issues?
Q3. What record of professional delivery and success can you evidence in your recent past?
Q4. What relevance/transference does your professional history have to the work required of the PCC?
Q5. What experience do you have of managing budgets/finance & developing strategy/policy?
Q6. What experience do you have of working in partnership in the local area and what did you personally contribute?
Q7. Can you evidence objectivity, independence of thought and innovation?
Q8. Notwithstanding the Policing Protocol, what’s your personal view of politicians being involved in operational decisions?
Q9. Will u commit 2working full-time(40hrs?)as PCC &undertake no other paid or unpaid role that could distract u from this?
Q10. Disregarding platitudes about being the ‘voice of people’ &’producing a Policing Plan’ what would you actually do?
Let us know what you think – you could be very subversive and use the comments facility to work out the best answers so that candidates can learn and remember them. TopOfTheCops.com is also interested in knowing the questions other Candidates would ask (and would like to be asked!), and questions from people who have no intention of standing for anything, but who just want to know the answers.