Personal touch to policing
I was interested to read the comments of Peter Jones (News Views, March 19) and James Weale (April 19) with regard to the necessity for having police and crime commissioners.
As Mr Jones said, we previously had Police Authorities consisting of councillors, magistrates, etc, and with a minimum of independent members. Given that make-up, could theynecessarily be both impartial and independent?
Having been a volunteer with a police force, there appeared to be little communication between these authorities and the public. Indeed, police authorities appeared to be a closed door.
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