Friday, 11 July 2014

Strange Priorities of Conservative Police Commissioner

The spending priorities of Conservative Police Commissioner Tony Hogg continue to puzzle people in Devon and Cornwall. It has emerged that he spent more than £7,600 in his first 16 months in office on promotional items such as post-it notes, lip balm and mints. Mr Hogg claims that such items help him and his office to engage with the public. Surely more officers on the beat would be a better way of engaging with the public and doing the job he is paid for? During the same period, commissioner Sue Mountstevens in neighbouring Avon and Somerset spent only £2,626 on promotional materials for bigger force.

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