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    grey_man wrote:
    PageA wrote:
    grey_man wrote:
    John Dwyer's position is a political sinecure. Everything he says and does needs to be viewed in that light. He is there to sell national Government policies at a local level. He has no stated objectives and no mandate from the electorate who understand exactly why he has his job.
    Really? How do they survive political scrutiny? Surely in this day and age somebody from an opposition party would highlight the situation if it as you describe?
    What? 'Opposition' from a party that also likes its more unelectable members to take up lucrative posts in unnecessary and expensive bodies with no measurable objectives and no support either from the public or police? Don't assume I am being partisan here because while I'm aware that John Dwyer has achieved precisely nothing that wouldn't have happened anyway, at least he's not the (Tory) commissioner from Cumbria who spent public money on chauffeurs or the Independent Alan Hardwick who screwed things up in Lincolnshire within a year by suspending his chief constable without saying why or Alun Michael (lab) who was caught up in the expenses scandal while an MP but soon popped back up as a PCC.

    As for John Dwyer, if he's so committed to 'holding the police to account', why didn't he do the right thing with David Whatton?
    Yes, very good. My argument was with your opinion that the role of commissioner is an irrelevance, only there to promote national policies. You yourself cite an example of where a commissioner took action against a chief constable so obviously the job does come with teeth. I have no idea about David Whatton but that is the type of story which will inform the public when it's time to vote again. Did you vote ? I didn't. Will do next time though"
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100 new officers to be recruited at Cheshire Police - but numbers to drop overall

Northwich Guardian: John Dwyer John Dwyer

PLANS to recruit 100 new police officers have been announced today, Friday.

However, numbers at Cheshire Police are due to drop overall from 1,956, to 1,900, by March next year.

John Dwyer, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said 100 officers are being recruited to replace existing cops who are due to leave or retire - they are not additional roles.

Mr Dwyer said: "A recruitment campaign will be launched on May 12, and I want to raise the bar and recruit 100 new officers by the end of March next year, which is higher than I had originally planned.”

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Applications open on May 12. 

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