This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Abandon the formation and appointment of Police and Crime Commisioners

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The Government propose to elect and create Police and Crime Commisioners in November 2012.

The cost of this scheme is reported to be £130m and they will receive a wage of £120k pa.

We are in a period of recession and this expense cannot be justified.

Police Forces are already accountable to Police Authorites which are formed from a cross section of the communities that they serve, not a politically motivated individual.

A Police Force should not have any political leaning and this system will see political influence in the Police never seen before and can only be a step in the wrong direction.

This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months

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