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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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More for less? Should police pensioners take full Commissioner salaries as well as pensions?

Today The Record reports the case of John Geates, Director of the Scottish Police College, under the title of “Top cop retires and pockets Β£300k lump sum but is back at desk the next day”. Mr Geates post was civilianised … Continue reading

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Departing Chief Constable runs for Labour in South Yorkshire

Today BBC Sheffield reports that Meredydd Hughes, who only stood down as Chief Constable of South Yorkshire a few months ago, would seek the Labour nomination for Police and Crime Commissioner there. See here for TOTC analysis.

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Peter Walker fires first shot of the North Yorkshire campaign

Former Deputy Chief Constable Peter Walker looks to have launched his campaign on ConservativeHome, although he has also already established a website. Mr Walker criticises the size of the Force’s HR Department, and the recruitment of an extra Assistant Chief … Continue reading

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Revolving doors at South Yorkshire – On the way out, or on the way in?

Updated 6 Feb 2012 Meredydd Hughes tells BBC Sheffield he will seek the Labour nomination. Original Article The Yorkshire post reports that Meredydd Hughes, who just months ago stood down as Chief Constable of South Yorkshire is being lined up … Continue reading

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