Hampshire chief constable Andy Marsh be quizzed on public confidence in police by crime commissioner Simon Hayes

Daily Echo: Chief constable Andy Marsh will be quizzed on public confidence in the police by crime commissioner Simon Hayes Chief constable Andy Marsh will be quizzed on public confidence in the police by crime commissioner Simon Hayes

HAMPSHIRE’S top police officer will be quizzed on public confidence in the force next week.

Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes will question Chief Constable Andy Marsh on the leadership and attitudes of the constabulary at a public meeting on June 10.

The meeting will be hosted by Mr Hayes, who is responsible for challenging police culture and behaviour on behalf of the public.

It comes as police confidence has been shaken across the country following high profile criticism of the conduct of officers involved in cases such as the Stephen Lawrence murder, the Hillsborough disaster and the Plebgate affair.

Members of the public will also have the chance to pose their questions at the end of the meeting, which will be held at Winchester Guildhall, starting at 10am.

Commissioner Hayes said: “At this time of heightened anxiety around policing nationally, I will be seeking assurances from Chief Constable Andy Marsh that the public can trust Hampshire Constabulary.

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8:30am Sun 8 Jun 14

skeptik says...

Time to amalgamate all of these forces hugely top heavy, a small island with 43 HQs in England and Wales - it truly is the most perfect nonsense and not just on cost grounds. Imagine trying to disseminate immediate intelligence across 43 HQs with differing levels of competence. We suffer ever more cuts to the lads and lasses on the streets, with stations closing and we are told it is intelligence policing - nonsense it is fiefdom protection policing. The higher echelon has grown and pays itself very well - is it true there are 5 chief ranking officers in Hampshire - why? The stock defence is accountability - really when did you think the police were accountable to you or your community? Adding another commissioner - a void - a non existent space that the taxpayer has once again filled - a nonsense.
Time to amalgamate all of these forces hugely top heavy, a small island with 43 HQs in England and Wales - it truly is the most perfect nonsense and not just on cost grounds. Imagine trying to disseminate immediate intelligence across 43 HQs with differing levels of competence. We suffer ever more cuts to the lads and lasses on the streets, with stations closing and we are told it is intelligence policing - nonsense it is fiefdom protection policing. The higher echelon has grown and pays itself very well - is it true there are 5 chief ranking officers in Hampshire - why? The stock defence is accountability - really when did you think the police were accountable to you or your community? Adding another commissioner - a void - a non existent space that the taxpayer has once again filled - a nonsense. skeptik
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