Commenting ahead of the Home Secretary’s statement on elected police commissioners, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Justice, Tom Brake said:

“These proposals should lead to both more accountable and more effective policing.
 
“But elected police commissioners will need to be subject to tough checks and balances. 

“These proposals should not be seen as a green light for the election of Judge Dredd characters more interested in populism than effective co-operative policing.”