Category Archives: Resources

APCC Briefing day for PCC Candidates

Miranda Carruthers-Watt is the Chief Executive of Lancashire Police Authority, which has a groundbreaking PCC Website. Here she gives her account of yesterday's Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Briefing Day. Well done to the APCC – the event was … Continue reading

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Politics on your Doorstep

When TopOfTheCops covered the difficulties attending the selection of Michael Mates as Conservative PCC candidate in Hampshire, there was a flurry of responses. That flurry was not from Hampshire though, and not from Surrey, which had also been mentioned in … Continue reading

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Democratic Demographics

Jon Collins is Deputy Director of the Police Foundation. Here he shares some facts about the candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner. The last couple of weeks have probably been the busiest yet for the media debate on Police and … Continue reading

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Turned out nice again

This weekend the Electoral Reform Society added to the worries around the Police and Crime Commissioner election when they published an estimated turnout of 18.5% for November's election. While Policing Minister Nick Herbert had famously spent an earlier part of … Continue reading

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Independents’ Day

Get counting – I counted over 41 current possible Independent candidates, including at least 14 ex-cops on the new TopOfTheCops list of Independent PCC Candidates (i.e an average of just over 1 per area). Of course, nowhere is really average. … Continue reading

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Electoral Commission publish PCC guides

The Electoral Commission have launched their guides for Candidates and Agents in the Police and Crime Commissioner election – required reading, but it has only just happened, so don’t expect me to have a comprehensive knowledge just yet. One thing … Continue reading

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Be Part Of It – full video

Blair Gibbs said it was ‘fun‘. The Times Crime editor Sean O’Neill thought it was ‘chirpy’, but saw it as a sign of ‘desperate times‘. Policing First’s Paul West demanded ‘please, please tell me it’s a spoof‘. But to me, … Continue reading

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Westminster Briefing on PCCs and Community Safety Partnership

Today, I have been combining my old job (Community Safety Manager) with my new role as PCC pundit/prospective candidate, by joining Suffolk’s Labour PCC candidate Jane Basham on a panel at a House Magazine Westminster Briefing event on PCCs and … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the 15th of November

    Further evidence that it’s all happening in Lancashire, and the rest of you are just hoping one day you’ll catch up. I wonder what it cost. P.S. I don’t know what I like more, this video, or the … Continue reading

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More briefings

Alright, alright, there are other free briefing events other than the one put on by Crest Advisory (26 June, Tavistock Square, London) although the Crest one is the only one with me in it, so why you would even bother… … Continue reading

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