Too often viewed as a victimless crime, stolen vehicles are often used for drug running and worse.
Posts Tagged: Police and Crime Commissioners
I aim to give the police the training, equipment, and leadership they need to strengthen their relationship with the law-abiding public.
We need to be honest about what it is for and what it is not. Protecting life and property must come first.
The Government could end up with a series of Burnhams and Khans, constantly trying to undermine it.
The blue-on-blue row between Blunt and Townsend over trans – and big questions about free speech and public service.
The Reigate MP has made a complaint to the county’s Police and Crime Panel about the Surrey PCC’s pronouncements.
With a revived night-time economy in Sussex, we will make it safer for women to go out – with specially-branded police patrols around late-night bars and clubs.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey cleared of “misconduct” for expressing her views on transgenderism
This is a victory for free speech. But the system is flawed. The way to resolve controversies is through the ballot box.
Lisa Townsend: Across the country, our Police and Crime Commissioners are delivering on local priorities
A directly-elected representative, answerable to the voters, is more democratic than an anonymous Police Authority.
Philip Wilkinson: My unexpected journey to becoming the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon
Retirement had finally caught up with me, or so I thought. But after two months intensive campaigning I have an important new job.
The PCCs for Suffolk, Dorset, Avon and Somerset, Hertfordshire and Wiltshire strongly back the stance taken by their colleague in Surrey. Other were less emphatic.
Speaking out on this controversial subject is brave. But the Surrey Police Commissioner is not alone in doing so.
Well-intentioned requirements are causing time to be wasted on form fillings and meeting pointless targets.
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire have cut off funding. Some Labour councils have also pulled out.
“That report into the project set up by my predecessor is back… Well, that project is getting axed for a start.”
Daniel Hannan: A Levelling Up Fund will not, on its own, turn Sunderland into Singapore. Localism will take us closer, though.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.