Election day: Thursday 6th May 2021 - Every individual exerts an influence in society. Every voter has the opportunity to make a difference.
The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is to be the voice of local people in policing and to hold the Chief Constable to account. The aim of all PCCs is to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient police service within their force area. PCCs are responsible for the ‘totality of policing’ (all of policing, not just some parts of it) but it is important that they enable the police service and Chief Constable to operate independently. PCCs will ensure that the police meet the communities needs effectively. They work in partnership with a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
Candidates were interviewed by BathCAN Director Joanne Schofield during the week commencing 12th April 2021.
All candidates were given the same questions, in advance of the interview.
Candidates were not given any time limits to answer the questions.
Interviews below listed in alphabetical order.
".....I think they're doing a measured job..."
"...incredibly well considering what has happened in the past year..."
"...they are doing reasonably well but significant improvements are needed..."
"...not very well...."
"...there is no doubt that the front line Officers have been doing a good job, I have my concerns about their leadership..."