December 13 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says he has “every confidence” the police service will rise to the challenge of ensuring high levels of integrity.
The police has come under fire nationally for its handling of the Andrew Mitchell affair, but Sir Graham Bright believes the vast majority of people have confidence in Cambridgeshire Police.
Mr Mitchell had been accused of describing policemen at Downing Street as “plebs” after they refused to let him through the gates with his bicycle.
Sir Graham Bright said: “The vast majority of the Cambridgeshire public have confidence in their police service.
“The police have worked so hard with communities to build trust over many years.
“Effective policing can only happen by the consent of the public and anything which undermines trust and confidence in the police to do their job properly is potentially very damaging.
“I have every confidence in the police service meeting head on the challenge set for it and want to provide reassurance that there are effective processes in place to ensure officers operate at the highest level of integrity.
“We rely on our public continuing to trust our officers in order to maintain communities‟ help and support to reduce crime and keep people safe.”