NEWS: Relevant to policing for its impact on PCCs, details of the Cities & Local Govt Bill 2015, from the Government's briefing document following the Queen's Speech
NEWS: Details of the Policing & Criminal Justice Bill 2015, from the Government's briefing document following the Queen's Speech.
NEWS: The Government's plans for further police reform have this morning been set out in the Queen's Speech. Bernard Rix provides a brief summary.
NEWSLINK: Police helicopter base closed with claims there was not "one shred of opposition" to losing the service.
NEWS: The Police Federation has this afternoon published three important documents. Together, they help to demonstrate the Police Federation’s determination to move forward with implementing the recommendations of Sir David Normington’s review, published last year. This review had argued, amongst other matters, for “a complete change in its openness and accountability”.
REPORT: To mark the launch of CoPaCC's process to audit PCCs' progress in meeting their requirements for statutory transparency, CEO Bernard Rix gives an overview of the criteria and performance of PCCs so far.
REPORT: An open invitation to PCCs to support the CoPaCC “PCCs and statutory transparency - revisited” Thematic
EXCLUSIVE: Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has this afternoon addressed the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s quarterly meeting where she set out her plans for further police reform.
NEWSLINK: This morning’s Daily Express carries an article headlined “Police spend £32 million on media ‘spin doctors’ as bobbies are cut”. The article suggests that this is sufficient to fund more than 600 front-line officers.
NEWS LINK: Announcement of city devolution plans raises questions about policing governance.
REPORT: The latest in the CoPaCC Thematic Report series presents, and provides analysis of, submissions from nine OPCCs and ten stakeholder organisations.
OPINION: Bernard Rix, CEO of CoPaCC, shares his experience of the referendum as a resident taking part.
OPINION: Bernard Rix, CEO of CoPaCC, gives his reaction to a night of election drama.
RESOURCE: A brief profile of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
RESOURCE: An explanation of why and when PCC's came about plus an explanation of the legislation underpinning their creation
RESOURCE: An outline of the role of Police and Crime Commissioners and Police Crime Panels including the relationship with the chief constable