Setting his force some high standards
AVON and Somerset's new chief constable Nick Gargan is full of praise for Bristol. The city's degree of self-confidence, its optimism and sense of common purpose stands it in good stead, he says.
It's good that he likes what he's seen in his short time here.
Of course, we're only one part of what is a giant force area which falls under his control.
No one, though, can argue with his view that interaction between police and the many and various communities they serve within the force boundary is vital.
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His maxim on that score, taken from the forensics side of crime-fighting, is that "every contact leaves a trace" is spot on.
He's not brushing problems under the carpet, either, taking a clear stance over whether police officers should have the right to strike.
Chief Constable Gargan believes they should not. Officers, he declares, have responsibilities to those communities they serve and he is setting high standards for his new force.
But he also resolves to try and ensure his constabulary get a fair deal in what he describes as "challenging times".
One other heartening point to note is that he's going to make his home in Bristol and has vowed to be here for the "long haul".