Drones can track down criminals on the run. That is more cost-effective than sending a police helicopter.
Posts Tagged: Police and Crime Commissioners
The police force exists “to prevent crime and disorder”; the public rightly expect everything the police do, to contribute to that objective.
The elections are taking place next year. Leicestershire and Cheshire are among the Tory targets.
Matthew Scott: We don’t need new ‘Tsars’ to oversee the fight against knife crime – we’ve already got PCCs
It would be more effective to make good use of the elected, accountable and effective system that is already in place.
This change would mean streamlined decision making. It would also allow greater devolution in areas such as policing and NHS primary care.
My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.
Drones play a big part in locating missing persons and tracking down criminals. Automated Number Plate Recognition technology has been extended.
My plan not only involves bringing offenders to justice but also deterring them from reoffending.
Joe Carlebach: With crime spiralling out of control, is it time for a Police and Crime Commissioner for London?
At least then we might see some dedicated focus on this issue. A lot of supposedly “minor” offences are not investigated at all.
Matthew Scott: Ignore the outdated, inaccurate criticisms – we Police and Crime Commissioners are making a positive difference
It’s easy to gripe, but the role, done well, can be powerful, transformative and create greater transparency.
The deadline is August 6th. While the role has yet to capture the public’s imagination, it has genuine power.
It also allows teenagers to develop a sense of adventure and independence – making them more employable and better citizens.
Rory Geoghegan: Short-term prison sentences do nothing for prolific offenders. We must get serious about tackling the causes of crime.
Our latest Centre for Social Justice report – Desperate for a Fix – focuses on prolific drug-addicted people and proposes a new Second Chance Programme.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.