The paper provides a critical assessment of the reformed structure of police governance in England and Wales. It considers the impact of directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners on the determination of local policing priorities and community interests. It identifies the significance of the move from highly centralised policing to a fully devolved system which the arrival of PCCs represents. It thereafter considers current challenges to police delivery of service arising from both the significant increase in non- criminal incidents to which the police must now respond and also the potential impact of the changing profile of crime with the dramatic rise in both fraud and cybercrime which together threaten to overshadow traditional acquisitive crime in many police force areas.
|Number of pages||18|
|Specialist publication||Police Foundation: Advancing Policing through Innovation and Science|
|Publication status||Accepted for publication - 9 May 2017|