Abolish PCCs and re-establish Police Authorities

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philipjohn
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@philipjohn edited crime.md - over 2 years ago

Police

We will end the politicisation of police forces that took place with the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners. Instead, Police Authorities will be re-introduced, comprised of representatives of the police force, local elected representatives, local magistrates and members of the public.

All frontline Police officers will be equipped with personal cameras for the potential reduction in complaints and violence[^police-cameras]

[^police-cameras]: "Wearing a Badge, and a Video Camera":, New York Times, April 6, 2013: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/wearable-video-cameras-for-police-officers.html

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 2 years ago

PCCs politicised the police force, based on very low turnouts. They are less democratic than Police Authorities were and cost more.