Police commissioner Martyn Underhill wins award for public engagement work

Bournemouth Echo: Police commissioner Martyn Underhill wins award for public engagement work Police commissioner Martyn Underhill wins award for public engagement work

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has been presented with a top award.

Mr Underhill and his team took the gold at the Compares Police and Crime Commissioners (CoPaCC) PCC’s and Public Engagement Awards.

Bernard Rix, chief executive officer of the organisation, praised Mr Underhill for his efforts.

Speaking during the awards, he said: “I am delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 CoPaCC Awards for the PCCs’ public engagement.

“This follows CoPaCC’s publication of the ‘PPCs and Public Engagement’ thematic report, which provided a detailed examination of PCCs’ work in this area. The PCCs and OPCCs (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner) listed have provided between them some truly excellent examples of how PCCs can engage with the public.”

He added that he looked forward to seeing other commissioners “learn from the good practice that these award-winners have shown”.

Dorset was awarded with the top prize during the ceremony, while Avon and Somerset, Cleveland, Humberside and Merseyside were highly commended.

Cumbria, Devon and Cornwall, Dyfed-Powys, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Surrey and Staffordshire were also commended.

Mr Underhill writes a regular blog to keep Dorset residents updated on his work.

He was formerly a Detective Chief Inspector in Sussex Police, and retired in 2009 after 30 years of service.

In February 2012, Mr Underhill declared himself as an Independent candidate for the PCC role in Dorset, and won the election in November of that year.

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10:18am Tue 25 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Ye Gods.
Ye Gods. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

11:35am Tue 25 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

Why do the police have to "Publicly engage"?
Why do the police have to "Publicly engage"? billy bumble
  • Score: 6

1:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

billy bumble wrote:
Why do the police have to "Publicly engage"?
its called making an arrest, isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Why do the police have to "Publicly engage"?[/p][/quote]its called making an arrest, isn't it? BoscVegas
  • Score: 2

3:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Self congratulating clap trap.
Self congratulating clap trap. Hessenford
  • Score: 7

3:56pm Tue 25 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

All masons together
All masons together pete woodley
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Tue 25 Mar 14

hadvar says...

This award has convinced me. Mr Underhill is fab. He is not a waste of valuable carbon atoms at all. All that he needed was the approval of a body that exists to justify the existance of his job, and those around the country like him. I'm thinking of organising an impromptu 'ticker tape' parade for him, probably along Herbert Avenue. To sum up : he's won a completely pointless, self justifying tin pot, therefore he's great. Yay Marty!
This award has convinced me. Mr Underhill is fab. He is not a waste of valuable carbon atoms at all. All that he needed was the approval of a body that exists to justify the existance of his job, and those around the country like him. I'm thinking of organising an impromptu 'ticker tape' parade for him, probably along Herbert Avenue. To sum up : he's won a completely pointless, self justifying tin pot, therefore he's great. Yay Marty! hadvar
  • Score: 7

11:09am Wed 26 Mar 14

Celestine71 says...

Engage? The man wouldn't know the meaning of the word! Invited to a national celebration in relation to Children and Road safety and he got his secretary to respond from his personal email saying he was too busy and had more high profile things to be concentrating on. Great message to send out to the future voters ! What a waste of public money this man is. Get rid of him and put some more bobby's on the beat!
Engage? The man wouldn't know the meaning of the word! Invited to a national celebration in relation to Children and Road safety and he got his secretary to respond from his personal email saying he was too busy and had more high profile things to be concentrating on. Great message to send out to the future voters ! What a waste of public money this man is. Get rid of him and put some more bobby's on the beat! Celestine71
  • Score: 5

2:33pm Fri 28 Mar 14

black_rat says...

hadvar wrote:
This award has convinced me. Mr Underhill is fab. He is not a waste of valuable carbon atoms at all. All that he needed was the approval of a body that exists to justify the existance of his job, and those around the country like him. I'm thinking of organising an impromptu 'ticker tape' parade for him, probably along Herbert Avenue. To sum up : he's won a completely pointless, self justifying tin pot, therefore he's great. Yay Marty!
....and if there was ever an award for self-praise he would win it hands down - apart from him, I don't know of anyone that thinks he is any good!

As for the public engagement, his 'engagements' are normally between 11:00 - 15:00 when the majority of people are at work, so his engagement has primarily been with the retired population!
[quote][p][bold]hadvar[/bold] wrote: This award has convinced me. Mr Underhill is fab. He is not a waste of valuable carbon atoms at all. All that he needed was the approval of a body that exists to justify the existance of his job, and those around the country like him. I'm thinking of organising an impromptu 'ticker tape' parade for him, probably along Herbert Avenue. To sum up : he's won a completely pointless, self justifying tin pot, therefore he's great. Yay Marty![/p][/quote]....and if there was ever an award for self-praise he would win it hands down - apart from him, I don't know of anyone that thinks he is any good! As for the public engagement, his 'engagements' are normally between 11:00 - 15:00 when the majority of people are at work, so his engagement has primarily been with the retired population! black_rat
  • Score: 3

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