set up in 1997 to represent police authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, both on the national stage and locally. It aims to influence policy on policing and it supports local police authorities.
Clr Mark-Burns Williamson (Labour, represents Castleford Central and Glasshoughton on Wakefield Council) As chairman of West Yorkshire Police Authority for nearly 10 years and chairman of the National Association of Police Authorities I have a successful track record in policing at local and national level.
Association of Police Authorities chairman Bob Jones said: "The police have banned BNP members from joining their ranks, but under the Government's proposals for direct elections to police authorities, they could be running local police forces.
Association of Police Authorities (APA) chairman Bob Jones said: 'We very much welcome this opportunity to continue dialogue on the most effective approach to meeting our shared priorities of improving both protective services and neighbourhood policing.