Commentary: Mr Winsor's statement of purpose

Barry Loveday

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In his first major public speech, Tom Winsor has provided some clear guidance regarding changes to the police service which can be expected under his watch. In a lengthy and detailed presentation, the new civilian HMCIC has outlined what he considers to be the basic priorities for policing for the future. One central feature identified is a recognition of the changing role of the Inspectorate itself. Thus Winsor notes early on that 14 new Chief Constables have very recently been appointed via a process in which HMIC ‘has played no part’ (Winsor, 2013: 2). He adds that the role of the Inspectorate in the appointment of Chief Constables has been abolished and that HMIC now plays no formal role in these appointments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
JournalThe Police Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


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