Above From left to right are: Jane Spilsbury, Chris Cade, Colonel Tony Ward, Clive Parsons and Lady Susanna McFarlane.
The work of West Mercia Police will continue to be subject to independent scrutiny, following Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion decision to reappoint the Trust, Integrity and Ethics (TIE) Committee for at least a further two years.
Since the committee was established, they have examined many high profile aspects of policing activity, ensuring the force is compliant with the College of Policing Code of Ethics. This has included work to scrutinise police integrity and a recent review into the recording of rape offences, leading to improved and more detailed recording methods.
Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “I pledged to reassure our communities, ensuring that the police service is one that the public can trust and be confident in. This committee assists me in holding the Chief Constable to account and ensures that good work can be recognised whilst improvements can be made where needed.”
Colonel Tony Ward, chair of the TIE Committee said: “I am delighted that we will be able to continue the important work of the committee for another two years. I am pleased that we will be benefiting from continuity of membership so that the knowledge we have built up will be retained and we can continue our scrutiny of the two forces without delay.”
Published: 12.50pm, Wednesday 12th October