Presentation 2

Report
Police and Crime
Commissioners
Session 2
Working in Partnership with
Police and Crime
Commissioners
This session will look at:
What the legislation says
What this means for you
How you might work with
your PCC
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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 shifts power away
from Whitehall bureaucrats and, through Police and Crime Commissioners,
into the hands of the public.
Supported by
Removal of targets
Crime maps
Beat meetings
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Community Engagement
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Police and Crime Commissioners
Police and Crime Commissioners who will have responsibility for:
 Appointing the Chief Constable (CC) and holding them to account for
the running of their force
 Setting out a 5 year Police and Crime Plan (in consultation with the
CC) determining local policing priorities. Setting the annual local
precept and annual force budget
 Making community safety grants to a range of organisations
The first PCC elections will take place on 15th November 2012 and they
will take office on 22nd November 2012.
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Police and Crime Commissioner Role
Strategic direction
and accountability
for policing.
[Protocol]
Working with
partners to cut
crime.
Ensuring value
for money.
Scope
of the
role
Contributing to
regional and
national policing.
[Strategic Policing
Requirement]
Representing the
public, the
vulnerable and
victims.
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Police and Crime Plans
PCCs must set out their 5 year police and crime plan by March 2013
Policing services from the Chief
Constable (or other providers in consultation with the Chief
Constable).
Police
and
crime
plan
Wider services to tackle
crime and drugs and
keep communities safe
Services for victims of
crime (dependent on the
outcome of consultation)
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PCC Funding
2011/12
Partnership
funding
Crime & Drugs
Grants
Main Policing
Pot (Core
central govt.
grants and
precept)
2012/13
Local
Authorities
via DCLG
and to Welsh
CSPs
Local authorities
via DCLG and
to Welsh CSPs
Local
partnerships
& agencies,
VCS etc.
Continue with
2011/12
arrangements
nationally
Police
Authorities
Pre-election
Police
Authorities
2013/14
PCCs
PCC community
safety fund
Main Policing Pot
(for PCCs)
Post-election
PCCs
2014/15
One PCC pot
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Opportunities for collective leadership
 Need to maximise collective leadership between PCC,
community safety, justice, health and other partners, to ensure
the needs of the public are met
 Freedom to commission services from other bodies
 Opportunities for broader collaboration on joint priorities, across
reform agendas e.g. health reforms and troubled families work
 PCC will take a strategic overview across local partnerships,
seeking ways to drive and coordinate action across their area
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Legislative framework
Reciprocal
duty to have
regard to
priorities
Reciprocal
duties to cooperate
PCC power
to require a
report from
a CSP
Working
together
PCP oversight
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Legislative framework – duties to co-operate
•Legislation provides a flexible framework for co-operation
•Intention is to enable collective local leadership on crime and justice
•Deliberately broad and flexible, to allow local flexibility and innovation
Community Safety
Section 10(1) & 10(2)
(Police Authority)
Fire & Rescue
Health (PCT / LHB)
Local Authority
Police
Probation
Criminal Justice
Section 10(3)
CPS
HMCTS
Prison
Probation
YOT
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Police and Crime Panels
 Will be established in each force area to provide regular,
public scrutiny of the PCC.
 Will be locally determined.
 Under a duty to support, as well as challenge, the PCC.
 They do not replace the police authority. That is the role
of the police and crime commissioner
 They are not a super-partnership. Although strong local
partnership working will be vital.
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How ready are local areas?
Lessons learnt: Deep Dive Autumn 2011
 Partnership
the need for the right people to engage at the right level
early, in order to ensure local strategic discussion and
alignment with PCC
 Scrutiny
some areas are placing a lot of emphasis on PCP, but
Ministers are clear that this is intended as light-touch
scrutiny body only
 Simplification
PCCs provide an opportunity to consider the current
partnership landscape and what might be done locally to
simplify this.
 Localism
fit between national and local services presents challenges.
 Information
We are providing appropriate advice and guidance on the
framework but Ministers want to maximise local flexibility
 Clarity
HO messaging coordinated through PCC bulletin, website
and inbox - [email protected]
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What are the Home Office doing?
The Home Office will be producing:
 secondary legislation
 a statement for partners, setting out the legislative framework
and the commissioning role of PCCs [completed]
 tailored information for specific audiences e.g. elected
members [spring]
 guidance explaining the legislation around police and crime
panels [spring]
 induction pack for incoming PCCs [summer]
 evidence to inform PCCs of benefits of approaches in
preventing crime and reducing re-offending [summer]
All of this work is being overseen by a Ministerial Transition
Board, ensuring the fit with other reform programmes
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Further Information
PCC web page:
www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/police/police-crimecommissioners/
Enquiries:
[email protected]
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