Police commissioner defends deputy appointment

Bucks Free Press: Police commissioner defends appointment of deputy Police commissioner defends appointment of deputy

ANTHONY Stansfeld has defended his appointment of Cllr David Carroll as his deputy following criticism about the selection process.

The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner said the appointment procedure was ‘transparent and fully compliant’ with the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.

Mr Stansfeld also confirmed national media reports that Cllr Carroll would be paid around the £35,000 mark for the job – but pointed out this was lower than the wage some deputies of smaller force areas would receive.

He was responding to complaints and concerns raised by councillors, in particular to comments made by Liberal Democrat Cllr Simon Parker.

In an open letter, Mr Stansfeld said: “Given the size and population of the Thames Valley, I do not think any reasonable person would disagree that I need a deputy to help me undertake and effectively discharge my full range of duties on behalf of all the communities across the area.

“Nevertheless, you will have noted from national media coverage of this issue that some PCCs responsible for much smaller sized force areas and population than me have appointed a deputy on a higher salary than I have done for the Thames Valley.

“This is because of my desire to minimise the cost burden and to maximise value for money on behalf of the local Thames Valley taxpayer.

“Finally, insofar as you may object to the process set out in the Act that applies to the way all PCCs may select and appoint a deputy, may I remind you that this legislation was introduced by the Coalition Government - which includes your Liberal Democrat Party.”

Cllr Carroll stepped down as Wycombe District Council’s Executive Deputy Leader on Friday after being appointed the deputy PCC. He remains a ward member for the district council and Buckinghamshire County Council.

Click here to read Mr Stansfeld’s open letter in its entirety.

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12:58pm Mon 17 Dec 12

yog says...

£35,000 for a PART TIME job.

Nice work if you can get it.

Same old Tories.
£35,000 for a PART TIME job. Nice work if you can get it. Same old Tories. yog

1:02pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Alberto The Great says...

We didn't need either of these positions in the first place...

It's all a waste of money... Our money...
We didn't need either of these positions in the first place... It's all a waste of money... Our money... Alberto The Great

2:12pm Mon 17 Dec 12

J B Blackett says...

And it's also a waste of time writing about it as this country is becoming increasingly less democratic and folk are being more and more dictated to by remote self-serving self-justifying bureaucrats and their mates
And it's also a waste of time writing about it as this country is becoming increasingly less democratic and folk are being more and more dictated to by remote self-serving self-justifying bureaucrats and their mates J B Blackett

2:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Tudor Bush says...

yog wrote:
£35,000 for a PART TIME job. Nice work if you can get it. Same old Tories.
Same old LibDems too in coalition.
[quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: £35,000 for a PART TIME job. Nice work if you can get it. Same old Tories.[/p][/quote]Same old LibDems too in coalition. Tudor Bush

2:47pm Mon 17 Dec 12

tigeran says...

Tudor Bush wrote:
yog wrote:
£35,000 for a PART TIME job. Nice work if you can get it. Same old Tories.
Same old LibDems too in coalition.
Exactly! This coalition is a joke, you have a party that didnt win having a say in a government that did! Ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]Tudor Bush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: £35,000 for a PART TIME job. Nice work if you can get it. Same old Tories.[/p][/quote]Same old LibDems too in coalition.[/p][/quote]Exactly! This coalition is a joke, you have a party that didnt win having a say in a government that did! Ridiculous. tigeran

5:52pm Mon 17 Dec 12

J B Blackett says...

tigeran wrote:
Tudor Bush wrote:
yog wrote:
£35,000 for a PART TIME job. Nice work if you can get it. Same old Tories.
Same old LibDems too in coalition.
Exactly! This coalition is a joke, you have a party that didnt win having a say in a government that did! Ridiculous.
Yes - as ridiculous as that coalition lot that help defeat the Nazis and Fascists in WW II
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Let's face it - who voted for that coalition then ? I don't know anybody who did. Do you ?
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The UK nearly lost , you know. But somehow survived although subsequently was badly damaged and knocked about a bit .
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Governments / dictators / fanatics / cults / regimes come and go - but the People go on In Spite Of all those nasty control freaks telling us all what to do and think.
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History proves that to be a fact.
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You cannot argue with history as it has already happened - that's unarguable fact ; in fact it's a truism.
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If History wasn't in the past , it wouldn't be History , would it ? - another fact you can't argue with.
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However some people still try to turn back time , to get back to earlier epochs when they think (they think they 'think') things were better and everything was under the control of dictators , priests and bully boys.
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But they always fail in the end although they can cause extreme distress and hardship in trying to get back to the 'Good Old Days'
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Thank goodness they do fail , because all they are trying to create Hell-on-Earth for the rest of us.
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The People will survive them all these rotters and evil b******s (until The End of course). And then we will truly 'be all in it together'.
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In the meantime , do not complain , try to change the system you didlike so much if you care so much. Words (I love do love Words) are easy and cheap but action is a bit more difficult ; especially (imo) through an article in a very local paper. Rgds
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tudor Bush[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yog[/bold] wrote: £35,000 for a PART TIME job. Nice work if you can get it. Same old Tories.[/p][/quote]Same old LibDems too in coalition.[/p][/quote]Exactly! This coalition is a joke, you have a party that didnt win having a say in a government that did! Ridiculous.[/p][/quote]Yes - as ridiculous as that coalition lot that help defeat the Nazis and Fascists in WW II . Let's face it - who voted for that coalition then ? I don't know anybody who did. Do you ? . The UK nearly lost , you know. But somehow survived although subsequently was badly damaged and knocked about a bit . . Governments / dictators / fanatics / cults / regimes come and go - but the People go on In Spite Of all those nasty control freaks telling us all what to do and think. . History proves that to be a fact. . You cannot argue with history as it has already happened - that's unarguable fact ; in fact it's a truism. . If History wasn't in the past , it wouldn't be History , would it ? - another fact you can't argue with. . However some people still try to turn back time , to get back to earlier epochs when they think (they think they 'think') things were better and everything was under the control of dictators , priests and bully boys. . But they always fail in the end although they can cause extreme distress and hardship in trying to get back to the 'Good Old Days' . Thank goodness they do fail , because all they are trying to create Hell-on-Earth for the rest of us. . The People will survive them all these rotters and evil b******s (until The End of course). And then we will truly 'be all in it together'. . In the meantime , do not complain , try to change the system you didlike so much if you care so much. Words (I love do love Words) are easy and cheap but action is a bit more difficult ; especially (imo) through an article in a very local paper. Rgds J B Blackett

8:35pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Voyeur says...

In the 21st Century one would hope that croneyism is not the preferred method of selection of people on the public payroll. Whatever happened to a competitive selection process? I must admit I would be against appointment of political cronies no matter who had won the post of PCC.
In the 21st Century one would hope that croneyism is not the preferred method of selection of people on the public payroll. Whatever happened to a competitive selection process? I must admit I would be against appointment of political cronies no matter who had won the post of PCC. Voyeur

6:46pm Tue 25 Dec 12

DonRockell says...

Did somebody just volt this Guy into doing this post only to find that he isn't up to the job.

Tell you what - let him pay for the hired help out of his own salary and not the public purse and then maybe between them we might just get one good Police Commissioner
Did somebody just volt this Guy into doing this post only to find that he isn't up to the job. Tell you what - let him pay for the hired help out of his own salary and not the public purse and then maybe between them we might just get one good Police Commissioner DonRockell

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