Have your say on future of policing

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Have your say

TAXPAYERS are being urged to have their say over proposals, which could change how North East police forces are run.

Durham Police Authority (DPA) has welcomed an invitation by the Public Bill Committee for people to submit their views on a bill that could reform police.

One of the proposals is to scrap police authorities from 2012.

They would be replaced with Police and Crime Commissioners, who would hold the police to account on behalf of the public.

DPA chairman Peter Thompson said: “It is very important that the public take this opportunity to tell Parliament what they think of plans to introduce locally elected Police and Crime Commissioners.”