Policing Politics

Jan 30, 2024

The Politics Department were delighted to welcome Matthew Barber (OC, 1999, Harcourt), the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley and former Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council to the School to speak to students.


Mr Barber provided a unique insight into the importance of the commission, the daily life of a Police and Crime Commissioner and the challenges of the role. Mr Barber then spent time answering questions from students on local issues, policing priorities in the Thames Valley and the connection between the public and policing, exploring how the Police and Crime Commission fits into that relationship.

The talk provided a fantastic insight into the complexities of the role, and was extremely informative for our students currently studying Politics.