Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

Memorandum submitted by Stanley Walinets (PR 56)

I am writing in response to the Police Reforms and Social Responsibility Bill and proposed legislation to introduce local elections of Police chiefs.

I do not understand why the Government wishes to introduce such a policy. There has been no public demand for it. If introduced, it will undoubtedly destroy the trust our communities have in our local Police Services: the Services will inevitably become politicised, to their great detriment.  I URGE YOU TO ABANDON THIS CYNICAL SCHEME FORTHWITH.

January 2011