MARTIN SURL - YOUR POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER
© Martin Surl www.policecommissioner.net 2012
By law, the Commissioner must answer to the Policing and Crime Panel, a group of officials who reflect the political make up of the county, plus a couple of independent representatives. To make sure I continue to reflect the interests of the public, I will do more than that. Here are a few of the things I would do:
By April 2013, I will establish The Commissioner’s Forum, a group of up to 24 local people who are committed to making the county a better place to live.
I will seek nominations from the media, business, further and higher education, the voluntary sector, traders and experts on priority areas.
The Forum will be encouraged to give its views on key policies and appointments.
Within six months of taking office, I will set up a charity called ‘The Commissioner’s Fund’ to support individuals and groups that would not normally attract mainstream funding. To start it off, I will set aside a proportion of my salary.
I want the officers and staff of the Gloucestershire Constabulary to police our county with good humour, courtesy and
respect to all of us. They must be smart and their uniforms distinctly civilian in appearance.
Twice a year I will have ‘Commissioner Days’ when you will be invited into police stations and Police HQ to see what we do and why we do it.