What you need to know as a PCC
The APCC guide for you and your office
The APCC has produced a reference guide which provides PCCs and their offices with valuable information, insight, and tips on a PCC’s statutory responsibilities, the key partners they work with, the national police and crime landscape, the setting up of their office, the potential areas of development of the role, and much more.
STATUTORY FUNCTIONS AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
PCCs have powers to bring together local partners; commission services and make grants; take on responsibility for emergency service collaboration and FRSs (England only).View online Download and jump to page
VICTIMS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND WIDER COMMISSIONING RESPONSIBILITIES
As part of the ‘and Crime’ part of the role, PCCs have a role both in respect of the local CJS and specifically in respect to victims of crime.
A key part of this involves PCCs commissioning a wide range of services including reducing re-offending, diversion and other crime prevention and community safety services.View online Download and jump to page
NATIONAL POLICING GOVERNANCE
The Home Office has established a set of national governance boards to support oversight of activity that helps meet the Government’s ambition to reduce crime. They include: the National Policing Board; the Crime and Policing Performance Board; and the Strategic Change and Investment Board.View online Download and jump to page
WIDER POLICE COLLABORATION
There are several different types of collaboration which are covered by different legislation. For example, S22A collaboration agreements are made between two or more PCCs, or two or more police forces & PCCs. Mutual aid arrangements are covered by S24 of the Police Act 1996.View online Download and jump to page
About the APCC
The APCC is the national membership organisation for PCCs and equivalents, providing a national voice into government and other national bodies, enabling PCCs to work together and share good practice and supporting them and their offices to implement policy locally.
This section includes: What next for the PCC roleView online Download and jump to page