John Harris Memorial Lecture 2013 - Operational independence and the new accountability of policing

Summary

In a lecture given on 11 July 2013, in the Draper’s Hall, City of London, HMCIC Tom Winsor discussed the importance of chief constable operational independence; the heavy responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs); and the proper and lawful use of section 38 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, under which a PCC can require a chief constable to retire or resign (in set circumstances).

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