Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?

Image by James Eades New research, based on exclusive interviews with high-ranking figures from across UK policing – including Chief Constables, PCCs, one of the most senior persons in policing and one of the persons involved with introducing PCCs - suggests a postcode lottery in police accountability. The calibre of individual PCCs is seen as … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?

Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation

Image courtesy: Postdlf In the run-up to May's elections, new research has found stark differences in the calibre of Police and Crime Commissioners, with some "ill equipped", leaving police accountability "hinging on luck". New research, based on exclusive interviews with high-ranking figures from across UK policing, suggests a postcode lottery in police accountability. The calibre … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation

Police and Crime Commissioners’ power “corrosive,” research finds

Image by Fungai Tichawangana The power of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to remove Chief Constables from office is having a “corrosive” effect on policing and police accountability, research undertaken at the University of Essex indicates. The research, by Dr Simon Cooper of our School of Law, identifies two new and significant concerns regarding PCCs' powers. He is … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners’ power “corrosive,” research finds