Policing in Thurrock: The Conservative view

COUNCILLOR Ben Maney (Cons) was the portfolio holder for public protection for several years. Now in opposition, Ben remains committed to ensuring that the streets of Thurrock remain safe. It has to be stressed that the portfolio holders (or shadows) are not the chief constables of Thurrock but they are a vital cog in the public protection machine.

We spoke to Ben about the role of public protection; his views on recorded crime and solved crimes and how he assessed the performance of the current portfolio holder, cllr Gerard Rice.

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