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Find out about police commissioner vote

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 10, 2012

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Three special information events are being staged in Devon and Cornwall for people to learn more about the police and crime commissioner election in November. The new commissioner will replace the current police authority in setting the strategic agenda for the force although operational policing will remain in the hands of the chief constable. The events are being held at Kingsley Village, near Fraddon in Cornwall on September 24 and the International Conference Centre in Torbay on October 26. Both will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. A session will also be held on the Isles of Scilly in early October although the date has yet to be confirmed.

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  • D-Head  |  September 10 2012, 2:28PM

    Yes and the very next step will be to privatise the police service - at which point democracy as we know it (and it isn't very good at the moment as 'rules' are relaxed in every direction) will virtually vanish.

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  • Trecurnow  |  September 10 2012, 2:15PM

    Sent to me by a former policeman..... Police and Crime Commissioners (election 15 November) will be politically elected officials. They will swear an oath which, though promising to "serve the people" and be "held to account by the public", leaves out allegiance to the Queen and her subjects unlike the police. The police are servants of Her Majesty and thus the people, not Parliament. As Chief Constables appear evermore political themselves, isn't the real purpose of this new officialdom not just to replace the police authorities with as many new members but to ensure political line-towing such that police control falls firmly in the hands of the Prime Minister ? We are increasingly to serve the State which is governed by an "elite" believing themselves above the law. The State is the law and it heavily influences the papers and TV media. Our children are State brainwashed by State syllabus and the State spies on us with "security" cameras and telecom surveillance. Isn't political control of the police another step in our mushrooming police state ?

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