Peter McCall Welcomes the Home Office’s Police and Crime Commissioners Review, Highlighting Public Accountability
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall welcomes the Home Office’s recommendations from the Police and Crime Commissioners Review, that highlights public accountability and his crucial role as the elected voice of the people for crime and policing in Cumbria.
Peter McCall comments: “I welcome the findings of the Home Office’s Police and Crime Commissioners review regarding accountability to the public. Indeed, a core part of my role has been to listen, understand and work with the communities we serve across the county.
“I am looking forward to working with the phase 1 recommendations of the Home Office’s Police and Crime Commissioners review as they develop and welcome greater accountability across the criminal justice system in phase 2.
“As Commissioner, my priority has always been to get out and about in our communities, to hear the views from our local residents first-hand and listen to any policing concerns they may have.
“By engaging directly with local people, I give residents of Cumbria a voice in setting local police priorities and in order for me to effectively hold the Chief Constable to account on the public’s behalf, it is right that transparent and clear processes are in place.
“In adapting to restrictions due to the pandemic, my engagements although online, have continued to provide the opportunity for locals to have face-to-face conversations with me and talk about their views, concerns or issues they may have regarding policing, crime or community safety. I will continue to provide a wide range of engagement methods and look forward to building on these relationships within our communities in Cumbria.”