Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and crime commissioners: webcasting and scrutiny

Budget scrutiny might not seem like the most exciting of subjects, but it's causing a stir at Public-i right now. We're seeing the first police and crime panels (PCPs) looking into police and crime commissioners' spending plans - and since this is the first time any of this has happened it's interesting to watch it all ...

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PCCs are here. Rubbish Turnout. What are we going to do about it?

This article was originally posted on Curious Catherine's blog Even without the final results it’s not too early to say that the turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioners has been horribly horribly low. Just a few examples: 16:09% in Nottinghamshire, 19.58% in Avon & Somerset, 19:48% in Humberside but these levels also mask areas of ...

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Exactly how digital do we need our leaders to be?

This is a cross post with Catherine's own blog. To read the original go here. I have had a fascinating week – firstly at the LGA Annual Conference and then at an APCC event to brief Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates (other briefings included Sir Hugh Orde and the heads of both SOCA and the new NCA so it was an ...

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After the Local Government Association conference: A few thoughts

Well it's been a busy and exciting few days for Public-i. I expect that Catherine will want to say something more considered when she has time but I thought it might be worth dashing down a few thoughts on our conference and the LGA in general... The conversation about the conversation is growing: We've come a ...

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