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Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay

Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay

Edward Boyd, Crime & Justice Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, sets out why PCCs are a good idea, advocating the fact that they remove control of police priorities from Whitehall and give the public a voice in setting police priorities.

A huge job – but also a huge opportunity

A huge job – but also a huge opportunity

Rory Geoghegan, Crime & Justice Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, argues that newly elected Police & Crime Commissioners will face tough challenges when they take on the role, but stressed that talented candidates will have the potential to make a real difference to the lives of the public.

How the new Police Commissioners should spend their first 100 days

How the new Police Commissioners should spend their first 100 days

Nick Faith, Director of Communications at Policy Exchange, sets out the priorities for PCCs in their first 100 days in office. He argues that PCCs need to take the time to get to know their communities, put in place a proactive communications plan and try to set themselves two or three major priorities for their first term.

Chris Grayling should be tough on crime – and smart on tagging

Chris Grayling should be tough on crime – and smart on tagging

Rory Geoghegan, Research Fellow for Crime & Justice at Policy Exchange, argues that the electronic monitoring of criminals is being undermined by the nature of the MOJ’s procurement contracts. Rory suggests that a localised system where multiple suppliers can offer local law enforcement agencies the technology they need could save the taxpayer hundreds of millions of pounds.

Tagging isn’t working – privatisation is no panacea

Tagging isn’t working – privatisation is no panacea

David Skelton, Deputy Director at Policy Exchange, argues that private monopolies will do little to drive up standards in public service delivery. He suggests that a competitive local market needs to be established in the area of electronic monitoring, especially with the electronic tagging of criminals as we explored in recent report Future of Corrections.

Don’t let apathy rob you of a say on how you are policed

Don’t let apathy rob you of a say on how you are policed

Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, Blair Gibbs, explains the importance of new Police & Crime Commissioners and introduces our new website – PoliceElections.com – which is designed to raise public awareness about the elections and those who are standing in them.

Foot patrol: the most secure foundation

Foot patrol: the most secure foundation

Rory Geoghegan, Crime and Justice Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, blogs for the National Policing Improvement Agency on his experience of foot patrol as a Special Constable, stressing the importance of community foot patrol in building trust with the public and deterring crime.

Windsor – the outsider

Windsor – the outsider

Blair Gibbs, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, writes setting out why he believes Tom Winsor is the right man to head up Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), arguing that under Winsor the inspectorate can evolve further towards becoming a public auditor of standards and an economic regulator.

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