Vera Baird QC

Vera Baird QC appointed chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Vera Baird QC, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria, has been elected as the first female chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). First elected as PCC in 2012 and with an increased majority in 2016, Labour PCC Baird takes over from...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
Theresa May

Home Secretary addresses Association of Police and Crime Commissioners General Meeting

Home Secretary Theresa May MP has addressed the first meeting of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) since the 6 May elections, stressing that it’s Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who will drive reform over the next four years. This was the first...
Posted On 26 May 2016
Keith Vaz MP: Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee

“Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay” urges Home Affairs Committee report

The Home Affairs Committee believes that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are here to stay, but warns of a lack of competition for chief constable vacancies and the need for more transparency across the police service. As the first four-year term of PCCs draws to a close,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May

“Police and Crime Commissioners are very much here to stay” asserts Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May has moved to spell out the achievements of “the pioneering first generation” of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to date, and also discuss how this specialist role could be further developed in the future. The Home Secretary told an audience of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016

Legislation brought forward on allowing PCCs to assume responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services

Following a public consultation exercise, the Government will now take forward legislation designed to enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to hold their local Fire and Rescue Service to account. This is part of a raft of changes orchestrated to bring about closer working...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

“Support for victims of crime at risk due to funding delay” warns Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Delays to Government funding around support for the victims of crime could lead to the loss of valuable services, elected Police and Crime Commissioners have warned. With many contracts coming to an end in March, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are now calling upon the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire police forces press for three-way Strategic Alliance

A three-force Strategic Alliance could be viable – operationally, financially and politically. That’s the conclusion of a meeting of the Chief Officers and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. Following on...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016

Home Office proposes changes to Police and Crime Commissioners complaints system

Proposals aimed at changing the way in which complaints against Police and Crime Commissioners are managed have just been published by the Home Office. Views have been invited on potential changes to the system for non-serious complaints (ie non-criminal) which are handled by...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015

Regional Organised Crime Units “must build on their strong foundations” urges HMIC report

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) have provided a strong foundation for tackling some of the most serious and organised criminals around today, but there’s further work to be done in order to provide a more consistent, concerted and co-ordinated service for members of...
Posted On 01 Dec 2015
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has outlined what would need to happen to British policing if further budget cuts are imposed by the Government

Further budget cuts will “radically change policing” states Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

The police service will have to make fundamental changes in terms of how it’s structured and the role it carries out. That’s the considered view of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales following their detailed analysis of possible budget reductions for...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015