Executive has taken no decision on criteria for Chief Constable appointment will examine consultation paper over next few days
— Mark Devenport (@markdevenport) February 13, 2014
Again, I’m grateful for this snippet from Mark Devenport. After a lot of bellicosity from all parties on the policing board perhaps it is slowly sinking in with members (rarely heard from when the PSNI are under fire) that it is indeed the Minister of Justice’s responsibility to legislate the framework for the next Chief Constable.
Theirs is to take responsibility of doing the ‘booking’.
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