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Any hope that PCC Alison Hernandez is less corrupt than PCC Martyn Underhill finally fades away

And this cowardly woman gets others to do her dirty work, this time Natalie Martin, OPCC Devon and Cornwall. No excuse Ms martin, you know you have done wrong and done your part to sustain corrupt policing.

After my recent report detailing the continuing rock bottom performance, honesty, competence, integrity and transparency of our police, I received an unexpected message from the OPCC Devon and Cornwall, "Please see attached the confirmation that we have received you complaint against the PCC. The team is working to begin the process of resolving this complaint to your satisfaction. Best wishes"

Just for a short while I thought that just possibly, there was some decency in Alison Hernandez, perhaps she was not fully invested in Dorset's corruption and might therefore possibly do something about OPCC Carol Reece protecting D&C police by saying that the rules would not allow my points to be answered!

Astonishingly yet another coverup by D&C police occurred and my detailed article explained some of the recent background and how Richard Scott (D&C Police) had totally abused the simple FOI rules to prevent lies from Sam de Reya (ACC, Dorset) from being confirmed.

Perhaps Ms Hernandez had not previously read the articles above, or perhaps had not yet been told to bury the whole thing.

Then I heard from Ms Martin in stark contrast to the previous apparently constructive message without any explanation as to the change and as usual without any comment whatsoever on any of the points, and of course with a communications shutdown:

"Unfortunately, it is not within the legal remit of this office to carry out investigations" .....  "Please be advised that this office will not be entering into any further communication in relation to this matter"

So what happened to change their minds I wonder?? Once again, from a promising start, suddenly heads in the sand and protection of the lowest standards by those with the specific purpose of making the police accountable to the public.

And again, the "rules" getting in the way of a PCC from being informed about the police breaking FOI rules and therefore the law, and doing anything whatsoever about it.

Mr Underhill, Ms Hernandez, try reading some of this without holding your heads in total shame:


PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.

PCCs have been elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

PCCs ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible, and are improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.

Under the terms of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, PCCs must:
- secure an efficient and effective police for their area;
- appoint the Chief Constable, hold them to account for running the force, and if necessary dismiss them;
- set the police and crime objectives for their area through a police and crime plan;
- set the force budget and determine the precept;
- contribute to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary; and
- bring together community safety and criminal justice partners, to make sure local priorities are joined up.


Ian Belchamber