Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Ball has been appointed to two national groups to represent the views of county residents.
The Government body, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) have asked Mr Ball to represent Warwickshire as one of only three independent candidates sitting on the steering group.
The group will be responsible for reviewing the future voice of the APCC and the topics it will cover. The first meeting of that group took place on Tuesday this week and this will be followed by another next week.
Mr Ball said: “I am delighted to be appointed to represent Warwickshire at a national level through the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. As an independent candidate it is my responsibility to not only reflect the views of the public and how they see policing at a local level, but also to ensure that Warwickshire has a voice at a national level.”
With his experience as a commercial airline pilot (31 years with British Airways followed by five years with Global Supply Systems flying cargo out of Stansted), Warwickshire Police National Air Service (PNAS) have also asked Mr Ball to become an advisor on its board.
Mr continued: “To be asked to act as an advisor on the PNAS is a real honour. Everyone assumed that I would be a natural candidate for this role and I am hoping that my 36 years as a pilot will ensure that I can add some real value.”