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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has raised concerns . The car and its license plate had been identified as associated with the Merritt said he will be asking to review a surveillance video from a nearby. Met Police chief Cressida Dick criticises the government's refusal to accept Pay Review Body (PRB) to make the case for "fair pay" for officers. Meet the Commissioner, a Channel 4 documentary about Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann The opening scenes of last night's Meet the Police Commissioner (Channel 4), a fly-on-the-wall Related Articles.
Meet The Police Commissioner Channel 4 it's called. Is the job of police and crime commissioner for Kent really a suitable target for spoofery though?
Does anyone really know what commissioners do? Perhaps that's the point.
Remember the elections that no one voted in? Well, no, probably not Anyway, it turns out to be very funny. In a glorious opening sequence, we're taken via wobbly handheld camera, of course into an office with a flipchart on which is a hand-drawn diagram of concentric circles. Spoof filmmaker Miles asks Commissioner Ann Barnes what it is. What would be a crime on the outside of the diagram, asks Miles.
Erm, oh, I don't know really [shakes head]. Ann tries to explain her role, once again with the help of the flipchart. Right, well, the police commissioner … it's not the police commissioner, it's the police and crime commissioner, it's PPC," she says writing PPC on pad.
And mobile police stations that no one visits.
People speak in meeting-speak gobbledigook at internal meetings, the public goes to sleep at public ones. There's an accessory umbrella malfunction, strategic nail-painting, a cringey retirement speech … And guess what, this is not MOCKumentary at all, it's real. DOCumentary, in the Cutting Edge strand.
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O my effing G, frankly. Possibly a little cruel; has poor Ann been made to look like a fool? Although police and crime commissioners may stand for a political partythe public will expect them to represent all the people in their area impartially, without fear or favour. The swearing of an oath will be an important symbol of this impartiality, emphasising both the significance of this new role in local communities and that commissioners are there to serve the people, not a political party or any one section of their electorate.
An oath will also underline the particular importance of even-handedness in an office which holds to account the local chief constable and police force who themselves are bound to serve impartially. The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, set up to act as an "umbrella body" for the elected PCCs, revealed that it had been asked by the Home Office to "seek views from police authorities and prospective candidates on the wording of the oath".
As an example, this is the amended oath actually delivered by the police and crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset: In making this declaration, I solemnly and sincerely promise that during my term in office: I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime, and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice. I will not interfere with the operational independence of police officers. Members of the House of Lords are not barred from standing.
Members of the House of Commons are not barred from standing but, if they win, they must resign before they can take up a PCC appointment. Anyone nominated as a candidate at a police and crime commissioner election taking place on the same day for a different police area. Anyone who is not a BritishEuropean Union or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.
A qualifying Commonwealth citizen is a Commonwealth citizen who either does not need leave to enter or remain or has indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Anyone who is a police officer or is directly or indirectly employed by the police. Anyone who is disqualified under certain provisions of the House of Commons Disqualification Act including civil servants, members of the regular armed forces or the holders of any judicial offices specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the House of Commons Disqualification Act as amended.
Anyone who is a member of the legislature of any country or territory outside the UK.
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Anyone who is a member of staff of a local council that falls wholly or partly within the police area in which the election is to be held - including anyone employed in an organisation that is under the control of a local council in the police area for which the election is to be held.
Anyone who is the subject of a debt relief order or interim order, a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order, or a debt relief restrictions undertaking. Anyone who is disqualified under the Representation of the People Act which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to donations or under the Audit Commission Act There is no limit on the number of terms which a PCC can serve  Elections use the supplementary vote system: