In the Media

Britain's young sheriffs are growing up fast

PUBLISHED May 14, 2013

Embarrassing expenses revelations, allegations of political cronyism, a high-profile scandal leading to a resignation. It didn't take long, did it? In our Police and Crime Commissioners we have conceived a new and powerful set of politicians, and whichever way you look at it, they have had a difficult birth. The PCCs are six months old today, and in the absence of any major impact on crime, their collective reputation has mainly been characterised by personnel issues, financial irregularities and stupid mistakes.