Does the Police and Crime Commissioner give you Value for Money?
A letter in the Cornishman last week was asking what benefit we have gained from having the elected post of Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner?
I read it before setting off to a Police and Crime Panel meeting where I get the opportunity to scrutinise what he and his office are doing.
I have responded to the letter and, although the Police and Crime Commissioner would like me to become his ‘champion’ I still struggle to see why we need the role in the first place. I never came across anyone saying “the problem with the Police is that there is no democratically elected person in-charge!”
If you want to see what happened when we asked him questions over the cost of his office then go to www.plymouth.gov.uk/policecrimepanel.html where you can watch the webcast. Got to be as good as all the repeats over Christmas!
Hopefully the Cornishman will print my letter next week.