What Does David Keane Do?

October 30, 2018

On 28th October 2018, the Knutsford Guardian published a superb column about David Keane entitled “OPINION: What does a police and crime commissioner do?“.  You can read the whole article by clicking on that link, but here are the opening sentences to give you a flavour for how accurate and perceptive it is:

“It seems the most important duty of Cheshire’s PCC is to ensure his photo appears in the media as often as is humanly possible.

“He must be seen at the epicentre of any event that has the potential to boost his image.

“You probably won’t see him for exhaust fumes when the crime figures spiral upwards but one successful bust and he’ll be grinning like a Cheshire cat from every news outlet as though he nabbed the criminals single handedly.”

The tragedy is that his penchant for self-publicity may fool the electorate into thinking that he is any good, whereas in many respects he is a disaster – not least for his willingness to have the Cheshire constabulary harbour criminals within its ranks.  And after a pre-election commitment to do something about it too.  Hopefully this opinion piece will help open some eyes to the sort of person he is.

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