Police Reform and Transformation
Reform and transformation
The APCC and the NPCC are working with police leaders to reform and transform policing by 2025.
Globalisation and digitisation presents new challenges that have increased the complexity of the police task. While recorded acquisitive crime has fallen in recent years, recent figures have shown a rise alongside significant increases in cases of child safeguarding and domestic abuse. Serious and organised crime generates new threats, like human trafficking. Terrorism has become more fragmented and harder to combat. As people do more and more online, the threat from cybercrime grows.
Policing has to develop new tactics and capabilities to meet these threats and keep people safe. It also has to ensure it provides effective, value for money service that the public can trust.
The APCC, with the NPCC, Staff Associations and the College of Policing, has published a vision for policing in 2025 that sets out why and how the police service needs to transform. The vision was launched at the APCC/NPCC Partnership Summit in November 2016 and is available here.
The vision lays out five priorities for reform:
- local policing;
- specialist capabilities;
- digital policing;
- building a workforce with the right skills for the future;
- improving collaboration in business support services (enabling business delivery).
Police Reform and Transformation Board
Bringing police leaders together, the Police Reform and Transformation Board (PRTB) is supporting the service in making changes aiming to transform policing by 2025. The changes are needed to tackle new threats and improve the service for the public.
The board met for the first time on February 23 2016 and is an unincorporated, voluntary association of its members who work collaboratively to reform policing for the benefit of the public. Its purpose is to oversee and support the change to ensure it is coherent and provides the best service to the public, working with the NPCC coordination committees, APCC portfolio groups, the Home Office and the National Crime Agency. The PRTB’s terms of reference are available here.
The board is PCC-chaired with the following members:
- Police and Crime Commissioners
- Chief Constables
- Metropolitan Police representative, Commissioner, MPS
- Other policing bodies representatives – Member of the City of London’s Police Committee and Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime representative
- NPCC Chair
- College of Policing, Chief Executive
- National Crime Agency, Director-General
- Home Office, Director General Crime, Policing & Fire Group
- Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service, Chief Inspector (observer)
- PRTB Chair Welcomes PTF funding 2018/19 – APCC – August 2018
- Home Office awards over £100m to police transformation – Home Office – August 2018
- Police forces save £273m on equipment cost – Home Office – May 2018
- Transforming Forensics Programme Directors’ Blog Post – On Transforming Forensics – January 2018
- Home Secretary’s Announcement on Police Funding 2018 – Home Office – December 2017
- ‘Vision 2025 – One Year On’ – APCC & NPCC – November 2017
- NPCC Chair, Speech to APCC & NPCC Joint Summit 2017 – NPCC – November 2017
- Home Secretary, Speech to APCC & NPCC Joint Summit 2017 – Home Office – November 2017
- APCC Response to HMICFRS Modern Slavery Report – APCC – October 2017
- Chair, Business Enablers Sub-Board, Response to RUSI Report: Big Data and Policing – APCC – September 2017
- Chair PRTB – ‘On Funding and Transformational Change’ – Police Professional – September 2017
- Chair PRTB – Welcomes Funding for Police Reform – APCC – September 2017
- Home Office Funds Video Enabled Justice Programme – Home Office – September 2017
- APCC Response – First Tranche of Funding Awarded under 17/18 Police Transformation Fund – APCC – August 2017
- £20m boost to tackle online grooming – Home Office – August 2017
- Home Secretary Awards £7.5m for police welfare service – Home Office – July 2017
- Police Transformation Funding – 2016 to 2017 – April 2017
- Home Office Funding to support police and fire collaboration – Home Office – April 2017
- Transformation Funding vital to helping police modernise – NPCC – December 2016
- Police Put Transformation Plans Into Action – NPCC – November 2016
- Policing Vision 2025 – APCC & NPCC – November 2016
- Home Secretary, Speech to APCC & NPCC Joint Summit 2016 – Home Office – November 2016
- Chair APCC, Speech to APCC & NPCC Joint Summit 2016 – APCC – November 2016
- Chair, Police Reform and Transformation Board, Response to Specialist Capabilities Phase One Report – APCC – October 2016
Read about the Commercial Collaboration Programme
Adapting Policing to respond to our changing digital environment
Our Vision for local policing
Responding to new and complex threats
Aligning the right skills, powers and experience to meet challenging demands