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Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Statement – 24 October, 2013, by Ron Ball, Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire

Andy Parker the Chief Constable gave a full account of his position at the Home Affairs Select Committee and I welcome and support his apology to Mr Mitchell MP for the conduct of the Warwickshire officer. I would like to make my own position clear: I have never supported the actions of the police officers […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Letter to Ms D Glass Deputy Chair Independent Police Complaints Commission

Investigation into the meeting between Andrew Mitchell, MP and Officers of Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police Dear Ms Glass I write in response to your letter to me of 16 October, which gives me great cause for concern on a number of fronts. Firstly, I remain concerned that in a matter of such […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Public frustration

A major part of my role is to be a voice for the people of Warwickshire. They are becoming increasingly frustrated at the amount of money and police time that is being devoted to Plebgate. To journalists it is the story that just keeps on giving. A very large number of people believe the Police […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Reviewing a great deal of evidence

On the subject of ‘plebgate’ we are currently reviewing a great deal of evidence and it is not appropriate for me to expand on my previous comments ahead of Wednesday’s Home Affairs Select Committee hearing. I would, however, like to stress my dissatisfaction with the IPCC including their use of the media in the last […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Statement following tonight’s BBC Newsnight appearance

In the last few days it has become clear that the public feel misled by the media statement made by the three police officers following their session with Andrew Mitchell. I think on this occasion we have to put the facts of the investigation and its findings to one side, and that with public feeling […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Investigation launched into IPCC claims

“Following receipt of the letter from the IPCC yesterday, I have now formally requested a report into this matter. This request has been made to the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police as this was the force which led the investigation into the three officers’ actions. “As a result of this letter appearing in the […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

‘Plebgate’ outrage

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball has today issued the following statement following an IPCC announcement (see the BBC coverage here) He said: “The IPCC handling of this has been manifestly unfair. “At the very early stages of this investigation, and as recently as last week, they were reminded that this is a high […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Overall crime in Warwickshire continues to fall

The number of victims of crime in Warwickshire has continued to fall during the first six months of the financial year. I’m extremely pleased to see the strong performance figures showing a decrease in recorded crime and the very high levels of victim satisfaction with the actions of the police. The success we are witnessing […]

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PCC welcomes new technology to boost frontline policing

I’m delighted in the last week to see the announcements around mobile policing, a move which is only positive in ensuring more of our officers are visible in communities for more of each day. Officers from Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are now equipped with mobile tablet computers as part of a drive to […]

Cyber crime on the agenda again

Cyber crime has been on my agenda for some time now and this week I had a timely briefing¬†from ACC Lewis Benjamin about fraud and cyber crime. The Home Affairs Select Committee report came out the same day highlighting what a growing area of criminality this represents and expressing concerns about whether we are doing […]

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