Tag Archives: Operational Independence

PCC – critical friend or second Chief Constable?

Tom Lloyd is an International Drug Policy Adviser and former Chief Constable On 22nd November 2012 the new Police and Crime Commissioners will take up their posts with the proper intention of ensuring that Chief Constables’ decisions reflect the priorities … Continue reading

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Operational Independence and PCCs

Keith Hunter gives his personal perspective on operational independence, based on his experiences as a senior police officer in Humberside, where he hopes to be the Labour candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner. If you have a perspective to share … Continue reading

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Prescott v Brain – truth is the casualty as Prescott retreats

Lord Prescott appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning (listen here), and mentioned that the Policing Protocol meant Commissioners shouldn’t fetter a Chief Constable’s operational independence. The Guardian’s account is here. The Telegraph has comments here. The discussion around … Continue reading

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Commissioner Prescott – Labour’s Worst Nightmare?

The Conservative’s flagship policing reform of elected Police and Crime Commissioners has been resisted by police authorities, police staff associations and politicians across the political spectrum. There are worries about politicising policing, interference with Chief Constables’ operational independence, and mandates … Continue reading

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