28.09.12: The Association of Police Authorities has issued the following statement in response to the publication of HMIC’s report into Police Authorities’ preparedness for the transition to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) this November:
“We are delighted that HMIC has recognised that police authorities have made “considerable progress…. with strong support” towards ensuring that elected PCCs can get a grip of the police budget and operate within an effective, transparent governance framework from day one. HMIC’s praise for the work of authorities and their national partners including the Association of Police Authorities and the Transitional Board of the Association of PCCs (APCC) is a tribute to the members and staff concerned and should provide reassurance for both candidates and the public ahead of this seismic change in policing oversight." more..