New crime chief vows to stick to Bob Jones' plan - The Coventry Observer

New crime chief vows to stick to Bob Jones' plan

Coventry Editorial 28th Aug, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

THE NEW Police and Crime Commissioner has pledged to carry on with plans to recruit officers and protect neighbourhood policing.

Labour’s David Jamieson secured more than half of votes in a by-election sparked by the sudden death of Bob Jones.

Turnout in last Thursday’s election was just 10.4 per cent.

Mr Jamieson, a former transport minister, said: “The most important task is to continue with the recruitment of new police officers and to oppose any attempt to privatise front line policing.

“It is with some humility that I now carry on the work of Bob Jones. Bob was a superb man who was very much liked, admired and respected throughout the West Midlands. He will be a very difficult act to follow.”

Current deputy Yvonne Mosquito will continue in the role.


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