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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

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

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 […]

United response to Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball, Warwickshire Police’s Deputy Chief Constable Neil Brunton and Chair of Warwickshire Police Federation Simon Payne have today issued a united statement on the Spending Review announcement made by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. It states: The budget reductions faced by policing nationally are less than we feared […]

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner backs ‘Stop Rape Now’ campaign

  Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball is supporting the ‘Stop Rape Now’ campaign and says he hopes it will lead to an increase in the numbers reported in the county. Mr Ball says rape often goes unreported and that this needs to change to start tackling the crime. He said: “I’d like to […]

Farmers, helicopters and crime

I have been fortunate to have Chief Constable Andy Parker to work with as I settled in to my new role as Police and Crime Commissioner. He is a no nonsense, common sense, popular and effective policeman. Because of technicalities I thought initially that I would need to recruit a replacement by July, but happily […]

Police and Crime Commissioner appoints Chief Constable

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball has today confirmed the appointment of Chief Constable Andy Parker for a further two years. Mr Ball said: “I am delighted today to be able to announce that, subject to confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel, I have decided to confirm the appointment of Chief Constable Andy […]

Press statement – Naming of those charged

Eric Wood, Warwickshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Warwickshire Police has a reputation for being an open and transparent organisation and I am extremely disappointed at what has transpired in the last 24 hours. “I was very surprised to hear about this sudden change of policy yesterday evening, and immediately contacted Deputy Chief Constable […]

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