Commissioners look ahead to continue drive on standards


The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) is to host a Partnership Summit aimed at sharing good practice in the pursuit of driving up standards in policing.

The Summit, which takes place in Harrogate on November 17 and 18, provides an opportunity for police and crime commissioners across the country to discuss the ways in which they can drive an effective and efficient response to the challenges facing policing today.

Nick Alston, Chair of the APCC said: “It is an opportune time to look at how we can continue to efficiently and effectively maximise our collective and our local influence over a range of important areas of work within the policing, crime and community safety partnership landscape.

“Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) across the country are working hard to ensure we continue to improve policing and help drive essential partnership working to keep our communities safe. From tackling alcohol misuse at its root to the complexities of commissioning support to victims, the focus is on delivering improved services to the public in a cost effective way.

“As elected public servants, PCCs are accountable to the people and serve as a crucial link between local communities and their police force.  A central part of our role is to ensure that the concerns of local people about crime and community safety are raised with chief constables, and that the policing strategy addresses those concerns

“It is an extremely complex picture and there is still much work for PCCs to do. In sharing our experiences and good practice we can demonstrate the central role we undertake in order to drive up standards in partnership with others.”

The full and varied agenda for the two days includes presentations and workshops on a range of subjects, including:

  • Police integrity
  • Crime statistics
  • Tackling organised crime
  • Tackling cybercrime
  • Rising to the financial challenges faced by UK policing
  • Mental health
  • Reducing the harm of alcohol
  • Commissioning support for victims’ services
  • Restorative Justice
  • Collaboration with other emergency services
  • Rural crime
  • Anti-social behaviour

Speakers, panellists and attendees include police and crime commissioners from across the country and experts in the range of topics covered on the agenda.


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