APCC Chair, Katy Bourne said:
“I am delighted to be able to take on this role. I will not waste a moment over the next year to raise the profile and influence of PCCs for the benefit of police officers and staff but also our communities across England and Wales.
“The work I want to drive forward over the next year falls into a number of key areas: supporting our people - police officers and staff; building public confidence and their consent to be policed; channelling innovation for an agile response to crime trends and threats; and developing a whole-systems approach to the Criminal Justice System.
“Ultimately, our work is about making a real difference through articulating the concerns of real people and ensuring our police forces make our communities safer.”