Commissioner meets Police and Crime Panel

The Police and Crime Commissioner met with the Police and Crime Panel for the first time on Friday 30 November 2012.

The panel, which scrutinises and holds the commissioner to account, is made up of the nine local authority leaders and the Salford elected mayor, plus two independent members.

At the meeting the Commissioner said: “I’m delighted to be here today and very much welcome the opportunity to talk to you all as it’s important that we work together to keep crime falling across Greater Manchester.”

The policing budget and the pressures of the 20 per cuts, plus the preparations for his first police and crime plan, which will be published by the end of March 2013, were discussed at the meeting.

The Commissioner also called on the ten local councils to come together and join him in the fight against child sex exploitation.

“Child sex exploitation is an issue that challenges us all which is why I invite all ten councils to sit down with me so we can share best practice in tackling this issue,” he said.

He called for a similar approach in the fight against organised crime.  

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy also attended the meeting.

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