The existing ‘independence’ of the police is something that simply doesn’t need fixing. Senior Police officers have reached that level of decision making by merit and experience and in the majority of cases do so in the public’s best interest.
Having a politician employed in a duplicate £65k – £100k role will only reduce funds in already restricted police forces and any person wanting to get re-elected has to be a little self-serving, if well intentioned.
I didn’t ask for this role to be created, I’ve not heard a single argument from any party and I’ve not received a single flyer from my candidates. If I or many of my neighbours choose to vote it would be either (a) voting for your political party or (by) like playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey.