PLANS to elect police commissioners is concerning Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman.
Last year the coalition government announced plans for directly-elected figures to oversee police forces.
Local people would elect an official who would then set priorities for the force. The chief constable would in turn be expected to meet these priorities.
The MP met with Kirklees Chief Superintendent John Robins on Friday but said the police chief was not able to comment on the idea.
Mr Sheerman said he now wants feedback from his constituents about plans to elect police commissioners.
He added: “I’m worried about this, we don’t want to politicise the police force and I would be interested to hear from my constituents about it and get their thoughts.”