Who understands role of police commissioner?
How many people out there actually understand what role the commissioner will have and how they will be accountable and to whom?
The Government has left it too late sending out leaflets and, to be quite frank, they are probably another waste of our cash.
I have, when police were accountable to and working with a police authority, attended many meetings at Leicestershire force HQ,
It seemed to me that to have a discussion re policing, funding and so on every couple of months by a mixed group of people from magistrates to residents was much more in tune with a democratic society.
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Now the plan appears to be to have one person running policing funding and many other things.
Luckily for us, decisions for actual policing on our streets will still be done by a fully trained officer.
I believe the November 15 polling day will be a farce with an even lower turn-out in many areas than the last election.
Anne Bond, Oadby.
In the money-grabbing world of politics, it is possible to be paid £100,000 per year by taxpayers by being placed in charge of a police force about which you know nothing.
It is akin to being placed in charge of a bakery without being able to tell the difference between flour and cement.
I must take issue with Anthony Matthew (Mailbox, October 25), who recommended spoiling the voting paper to show your feelings.
I urge everyone not to follow that suggestion.
Should you go to the polling station and deface the voting slip, it will serve only to boost the attendance figures and be used to add credibility to the election of unwanted expensive and inexperienced police commissioners.
The best advice is to stay well away from the polling station to show disapproval
As we found in the past, the final count shows all spoilt papers and papers voting no as "showing an interest" but not disapproval.
Do not be led up the garden path yet again.
At the end of the garden path you could find police commissioners and mayors gleefully congratulating one another.
George West, Groby.
Concerned role will be political
I am very concerned that the electing of police commissioners is being hijacked by political parties.
All parties are pushing for their candidates to be elected.
Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong?
Surely, a police commissioner should be totally unattached to any political pressure whatsoever.
Their job is to oversee the use of police resources to their best advantage, not ponder to the whims of political masters.
I know it is a condition of office that that does not occur, but we all know that it will.
My same thoughts are aimed at the election of mayors.
All too often, only politically backed candidates get elected. Those with the backing of money and electioneering expertise will always win through. Is that democracy?
Will we ever have a non-political mayor or commissioner? Never, if the mandarins at Westminster have their way.
Tony Faithfull-Wright, Leicester.
I do not recall being asked if I thought that a police commissioner was needed.
So why should I even bother voting for one of the candidates?
This sounds like dictatorship to me – just like the denial of a vote as to whether an elected mayor was required for this city.
I will not support dictatorship, therefore, I will not vote on a candidate for the role of a police commissioner.
I urge anyone else who feels the same way to simply boycott any voting forms they receive.
Mrs Karen Shepherd, Thurmaston.