Tag Archives: Police and Crime Commissioners

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Commissioners’ National Role

Police and Crime Commissioners will have an important role ensuring that national bodies, particularly the new National Crime Agency provide the services the need to help them achieve their local objectives. Commissioners will have a leadership and scrutiny role nationally as well as locally. Police and Crime Commissioners will also I suspect find themselves lobbying [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Cycling

My bike locked up in Cambridge. A Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire needs to ensure that the roads are safe for all users, particularly cyclists. A commissioner ought take a role in ensuring that new developments are cycle friendly and that our existing infrastructure is adapted to reflect the changes which accompany the expansion [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – A14

The A14 Near Huntingdon The A14 is currently road on which far too many people are being killed and injured. Congestion and incidents result in travel times being inconsistent which has an impact on the region’s economy. A Police and Crime Commissioner should, along with the region’s other elected representatives, make it an urgent priority [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Addiction

Seized Cannabis at Ely Police Station Open Day Individuals suffering from addiction are responsible for a significant amount of crime; those with problematic addictions impose substantial costs on society as a whole. I have been closely following the debate on our country’s policies on drug abuse which are the subject of a current inquiry by [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Office of Constable as the Foundation of Policing

The office of constable is, and in my view should remain, the foundation of policing in the UK. I think it’s important that we support constables and give them the resources and freedom they need to fulfill their role while ensuring that there are safeguards in place to ensure the immense power and responsibility delegated [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Local Democratic Priority Setting and Accountability

Sgt Wragg of the police with councillors at the Cambridge North Area Committee Elected councillors should set local police and crime priorities and hold their local police and other agencies to account for their performance against them. Priorities should be set after councillors have heard from those with an interest in policing the area. Evidence [...]

What Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Should Do

A Holistic View Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Police and Crime Commissioner should provide strategic direction not just for the police, but for the work of the courts, prison and probation services, local councils and other bodies with an impact on policing, crime and justice matters in the area; including schools and health service providers. The creation [...]

Discussing The Police And Crime Commissioner Election on BBC Cambridgeshire

On the morning of the 8th of October 2012 I went on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s breakfast show hosted by Paul Stainton to talk about the election of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The subject was being discussed as the returning officer was expected to kick off the process by posting the formal notice of the [...]