This blog is mainly about the governance and future of policing and crime services. (Police & Crime Commissioners feature quite a lot.) But there are also posts about the wider justice system. And because I am town councillor and political activist, local & national issues are covered a little, as well.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Yesterday, saw the first meeting between the 41 PCCs and the Home Office team of ministers and civil servants. The tweets from some of the people involved revealed a packed and interesting meeting, I wish I had been a fly on the wall!


In response to Sue Mountstevens' question, my father once won a local TV competition for suggesting collective nouns. As a headteacher himself, he won with a 'roll of heads'... So in the family tradition, may I propose 

A whirlwind of PCCs

  • That is probably how is feels right now for the PCCs, their Chief Constables and the Home Office...
  • It is the hope that PCCs will bring a breath of fresh (and swirling?) air to public engagement with police priorities and new levels of accountability
  • And that somewhere 'over the rainbow' is even more community safety, less crime and fear of crime...

Or do you have a better collective noun for PCCs? If so, please share below. Thanks.

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