Cheshire Police Authority is providing firm foundations for the county′s first Police and Crime Commissioner, who will be elected in just one hundred days time.
Margaret Ollerenshaw, the Authority Chairman says, "We are working hard to prepare the ground for the Commissioner at the same time as maintaining ‘business as usual′ during the final countdown to this huge change in the way the Constabulary is governed.
"Over the past few years changes, including the strong emphasis on neighbourhood policing, have resulted in a steady and consistent reduction in the number of crimes and incidents of anti social behaviour in Cheshire. That standard has been maintained despite substantial savings in the budget.
"For some time now, we have been working to ensure that we leave a strong legacy for when the Commissioner takes over.
"Our preparations were reviewed in detail by Her Majesty′s Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Inspectorate gave our work an enthusiastic endorsement."