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
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
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.
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.
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)
PCC Funding 2011/12
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
PCC community safety fund
Main Policing Pot (for PCCs)
One PCC pot 7
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
Legislative framework Reciprocal duty to have regard to priorities Reciprocal duties to cooperate
PCC power to require a report from a CSP
PCP oversight 9
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
Criminal Justice Section 10(3) CPS HMCTS Prison Probation YOT
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.
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
some areas are placing a lot of emphasis on PCP, but Ministers are clear that this is intended as light-touch scrutiny body only
PCCs provide an opportunity to consider the current partnership landscape and what might be done locally to simplify this.
fit between national and local services presents challenges.
We are providing appropriate advice and guidance on the framework but Ministers want to maximise local flexibility
HO messaging coordinated through PCC bulletin, website and inbox - [email protected]
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
PCC web page: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/police/police-crimecommissioners/ Enquiries: [email protected]