LIKE Barry Webb, I too am concerned that even more money is going to be siphoned out of the police funds to recruit and employ a deputy PCC.

The ratepayer is charged a sum of money by the local Council to provide a police service for the community. Funds are limited and the need is enormous.

As the post of PCC was fought on a party political ticket, then surely central Government should be paying for this role, not the ratepayers.

Jane Martin