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  • APCC Response to the Government’s announced consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments

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    Responding to the Home Office’s consultation announcement on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments, APCC Equalities, Diversity and Human Rights Lead, PCC David Munro said: “We welcome the consultation announced today by gove …


  • Domestic abuse support - APCC Victims Lead response

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    In response to the Government announcement today of a £2m support fund for victims of domestic abuse and the launch of a national campaign, APCC Victims leads Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden and PFCC Julia Mulligan said: “Police and Crime Commissioners w …


  • APCC response to today's Queen’s Speech

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    Responding to the measures set out in today’s Queen’s Speech, APCC Chair Katy Bourne said: “Today’s Queen’s Speech has a strong focus on tackling violent crime and strengthening public confidence in our criminal justice system, key areas which will …


  • APCC response to letter on Policing in The Times

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    APCC response to letter on Policing in The Times today from a number of former Police Chiefs: “Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have brought more transparency and accountability to policing in a way that we haven’t seen previously, helping to c …


  • APCC response to today's ONS Crime Statistics

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    Responding to today’s Office of National Statistics Crime Survey for England and Wales report for year the ending September 2019, APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott PCC said:   “Individual PCCs will use a range of mechanisms to hold their Chief C …


  • APCC response to consultation on pre-charge bail

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    APCC Criminal Justice Lead, David Lloyd PCC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners are committed to ensuring that the needs of victims are put at the heart of policing and of the criminal justice system. We, therefore, welcome the consultation on pre …


  • APCC Victims’ Leads welcome the consultation on the new Victims Code of Practice

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    APCC Victims Leads, Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime & Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said: “Police and Crime Commissioners play a unique role in respect of victims within the crimi …


  • Review on the business response to Operation Fort

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    Responding to the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton’s, review investigating the business response to Operation Fort, Mark Burns-Williamson, APCC Lead on Modern Slavery and West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner sai …


  • APCC response to today's crime statistics

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    Responding to today’s crime statistics, APCC Performance lead, Marc Jones PCC said: “The Crime Survey for England and Wales shows an encouraging nine per cent reduction in crime for the year up until the end of March. Whilst we know that an increase …


  • Response to Modern Day Slavery Annual Report 2019-20

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    The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton, has published her Annual Report for 2019-2020. It outlines the work so far to achieve the objectives as outlined in the Strategic Plan 2019-2021, within the four priority areas of: impro …


  • APCC Response to Government Action to Tackle Domestic Abuse

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    In response to the Government’s consultation on the Domestic Abuse Bill published today, APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC PCC said: “I am pleased that this consultation has finally been brought out and launched on this significant day for women …


  • Provisional Police Funding Settlement: APCC Response

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    Responding to today’s provisional police funding settlement APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst PFCC said: “Today’s funding announcement is welcome and will provide vital extra funding for policing at a time when demand on the service is increasing as is …


  • APCC response to the judgement announced today by Mr Justice Julian Knowles

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    In response to the judgement announced today by Mr Justice Julian Knowles in the Judicial Review of Humberside Police and the College of Policing, David Munro, PCC for Surrey and APCC Lead on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) and Hardyal Dh …


  • APCC response to latest ONS and Home Office crime statistics

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    Responding to today’s Office of National Statistics statistical crime bulletin for year ending December 2019, APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott PCC said: ‘The Crime Survey for England and Wales has found that crime fell by 5% in 2019. This is tes …


  • Domestic abuse HASC report - APCC Victims Leads response

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    In response to the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) report published today acknowledging the need for further action to tackle domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic, APCC Victims leads Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden and PFCC Julia Mulligan s …


  • APCC response to NPCC FPN Disproportionality Report

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    APCC Race Disparity working group joint chairs, Julia Mulligan and Paddy Tipping, have responded to today’s Fixed Penalty Notice analysis Paddy Tipping PCC said: “We welcome this analysis which highlights the disparities in the way the public healt …


  • APCC response to HMCPSI Rape Inspection Report

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    APCC Victims Leads Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing, and Crime & Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “The HMCPSI Rape Inspection Report makes for grim reading for those who have been brave …


  • APCC Victims Leads comment on rape charge statistics released by HMICFRS

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    Commenting on rape charge statistics released by HMICFRS today, APCC Victims Leads Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime & Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said: “The rape statistics relea …


  • APCC response to Chancellor's Spending Round

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    Responding to the Chancellor's Spending Round Statement, APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst PFCC said: “Today’s investment in policing is extremely welcome. The spending round announcement clearly sets out how the Government will provide an additional £ …


  • APCC response to £5m increase for rape and sexual abuse victims

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    Response to Government announcement on £5m increase for rape and sexual abuse victims and on the appointment of Nicole Jacobs as the first Domestic Abuse Commissioner, from APCC Victims Leads, Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Co …


  • APCC response to CPS Violence against Women Girls Report

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    Responding to Violence against Women and Girls crimes (VAWG) Report released today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), APCC Victims Leads Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime & Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fi …


  • APCC response to Action Fraud report by The Times

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    In response to the Action Fraud report by The Times, APCC Fraud Lead, PCC Clive Grunshaw, and Deputy Fraud Lead, PCC Anthony Stansfeld, said:   “Speaking on behalf of all Police and Crime Commissioner colleagues, we are deeply concerned by the cont …


  • APCC response to latest crime statistics

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    Responding to today’s Office of National Statistics statistical crime bulletin for year ending March 2019, APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott PCC said: “When interpreting the crime figures, we know that, as a result of increased scrutiny, police …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS reports

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    APCC response to HMICFRS reports: HMICFRS, the national inspectorate for Fire and Rescue Services in England, has voiced concerns in its latest round of inspection reports published today. The inspectorate, which has now inspected 30 of England’s 4 …


  • APCC response to Mental Health legislation announcement

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    Mental Health draft legislation announced The Government has today committed to ban the use of police cells as a place of safety for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Mental Health Lead, …


  • APCC requests withdrawal of document demanding access to personal digital material

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    APCC requests withdrawal of new document containing police/CPS demands for access to complainants’ personal digital material used in sex offence cases and a consultation launched Elected Police and Crime Commissioners have a key role as local victim …


  • APCC response to latest crime and workforce figures

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    APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott PCC said: “Today’s published data shows statistical rises in recorded crime. This is partly down to the fact that independent inspectors have previously called on police forces to improve the way they record cri …


  • PCCs Complaints Roadshows have started

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), together with support from the Home Office, Independent Office for Police Complaints (IOPC) and the College of Policing, are running a series of work …


  • APCC response to the Emergency Workers Act

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    As the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act comes into force today (13 November) APCC Workforce Lead, Ron Hogg PCC said: "No emergency service worker should have to put up with the constant threat of being assaulted when simply doing their j …


  • Commissioners pledge support for joined up response to severe weather

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    Police and Crime Commissioners have praised communities’ response to the severe weather that has hit parts of the UK in recent weeks and have pledged to help ensure a joined up police response with other agencies in those areas most badly affected. …


  • Detainees and victims of crime with mental health problems need better support

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    1. For interviews / further information please contact Joel Charles on 07703 124 174. 2. The statistics on usage of Section 136 are taken from the Inpatients formally detained in hospitals under the Mental Health Act 1983 and patients subject to Sup …


  • APCC response to HMIC ‘State of Policing’ report

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    Responding to the release of the HMIC ‘State of Policing’ report, Chair of the APCC Performance, Standards and Accountability Group, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne said:  “The Chief HMIC’s Annual Assessment shows nearly all forces were graded as “Good” in c …


  • APCC welcomes police complaints consultation

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    The APCC has today welcomed Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that there will be a consultation on proposed reforms of the police complaints system. Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and Chair of the Associati …


  • Response to CPS publication – New guidelines on prosecuting cases involving social media communications

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    APCC Chair Vera Baird said: “During hate crime awareness week Police and Crime Commissioners are sending out a clear and unambiguous message that police will take action to taken to tackle online abuse.” “The use of social media has become an incre …


  • APCC Response to HMIC Report into Police Effectiveness

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    Responding the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report into police effectiveness published today, APCC Chair Vera Baird said: “The APCC welcomes the Report by HMIC on Police Effectiveness, and will carefully consider its recommendat …


  • APCC Response to Statistical Bulletin on Crime in England and Wales (2)

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    In response to the Office for National Statistics’ publication of the Statistical Bulletin on Crime in England and Wales [more info] for the year ending December 2016, the Lead of the APCC Performance Portfolio Group, Matthew Scott, Police & Crim …


  • APCC Response to Statistical Bulletin on Crime in England and Wales (1)

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    In response to the Office for National Statistics’ publication of the Statistical Bulletin on Crime in England and Wales [more info] for the year ending March 2017, the Lead of the APCC Performance Portfolio Group, Matthew Scott PCC said:  “Today’s …


  • APCC Response to IPCC Report on Deaths Following or During Police Contact

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    In response to the publication of the report on the 25th July 2017 by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Dame Vera Baird QC, Deputy Lead of the APCC Portfolio Group on Transparency & Integrity made the following statement: “As the APC …


  • APCC Chair Response to Secretary of State for Justice Letter

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    APCC Chair Response to Letter from Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP, Secretary of State for Justice:  As Chair of the APCC, I was pleased to receive a reply from the Secretary of State for Justice in response to a letter sent to him by my predecessor Dam …


  • APCC Response to ONS figures on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2016

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    In response to the Statistical Bulletin published today by the Office for National Statistics on deaths in 2016 related to drug poisoning in England and Wales, Hardyal Dhindsa, the APCC Portfolio Lead on Alcohol & Substance Misuse and Police & …


  • APCC Response to First Tranche of Bids Awarded Funding under the 2017/18 Police Transformation Fund

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    On Friday, the Home Secretary announced the first tranche of bids that will be awarded funding under the 2017/18 Police Transformation Fund. More than £20 million has been awarded over three years from the fund, to help combat the online grooming of …


  • Response to RUSI Report, ‘Big Data and Policing: An Assessment of Law Enforcement Requirements, Expectations and Priorities.’

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    RESPONSE to RUSI Report, ‘Big Data and Policing: An Assessment of Law Enforcement Requirements, Expectations and Priorities.’ Responding to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)’s publication, Chair of the APCC’s Business Enablers Sub-Board and …


  • APCC Substance Misuse Lead response to planned landmark review into drug use and illicit markets

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    Responding to the Home Secretary’s announcement of a landmark review of drug markets, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa, APCC Alcohol and Substance Misuse Lead, said:  “The link between expanding illicit drug markets, organised crime and serious violence is clear …


  • APCC Response to IPCC statistics on Police Complaints

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    Responding to statistics published today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission on Police Complaints in England and Wales 2016/17, APCC Lead for Transparency and Integrity, Julia Mulligan, PCC said: “We welcome today’s Independent Police Co …


  • APCC Response to Statistical Bulletin on Crime in England and Wales

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    In response to the Office for National Statistics’ publication of the Statistical Bulletin on Crime in England and Wales for the year ending June 2017, the Lead of the APCC Performance Portfolio Group, Matthew Scott PCC said: “Today’s statistics set …


  • APCC response to today’s Section 136 data

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    Matthew Scott PCC, the APCC Portfolio on Mental Health and Custody, has commented on the numbers of police detentions under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act (April 2016 and March 2017), published in today’s Home Office Annual Data Return said: “ …


  • APCC response to ONS domestic abuse report

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    APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “This report provides fuller data and a more comprehensive impression of the scale of domestic abuse and the impact it has on police forces in England and Wales. “We know that domestic violence is still s …


  • New mental health provisions – APCC response

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    In response to new mental health provisions coming into force today, APCC National Lead for Mental Health, Matthew Scott PCC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners welcome the changes which came into force today, placing significant restrictions on t …


  • APCC EDHR Leads Make Statement Following Government Response to Lammy Review

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    Today, the Ministry of Justice published the government’s response to the Lammy Review on the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System. Following this, David Munro, the APCC Lead on E …


  • APCC response to Public Accounts Committee Report on Reducing Modern Slavery

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    Responding to today’s Public Accounts Committee Report, Reducing Modern Slavery, Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, and national lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) on modern slavery …


  • APCC response to latest ONS crime statistics

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    APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott said: “In response to scrutiny, police forces up and down the country have been improving how they record crime, which is good news for victims. “However, a knock-on effect of improved recording practices is tha …


  • APCC’s response to the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s complaints report

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    Responding to police complaints statistics published today by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, APCC Lead for Transparency and Integrity, Julia Mulligan PCC said: “On the one hand PCCs will welcome the drop in police complaints, which may i …


  • APCC response to CPS Violence against Women and Girls Report

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    Responding to Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Report released today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC, said: “Today’s figures are a huge cause for concern. The number of rape and sexual offence com …


  • Police funding announcement: APCC response

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    Responding to today’s police funding settlement APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst PFCC said:  “Today’s funding announcement is extremely welcome for policing and is the largest increase in government grant funding we have seen since the crisis in publi …


  • The time has come for Video Enabled Justice

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    “With the country and the courts in lockdown, a new Video Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative has arrived just in time to optimise video remand hearings.” This is the message from APCC Chair and Technology Lead, Katy Bourne Police and Crime Commissioner …


  • Hidden Harm Summit – APCC Chair response

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    “Today’s summit gave us all an important opportunity to affirm our commitment to shining a light on hidden harms and do everything we can, in these unprecedented circumstances, to protect our most vulnerable.  “Utilising the new funding streams avai …


  • APCC Response to HMICFRS State of Policing Report

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    APCC Chair, Katy Bourne OBE, PCC for Sussex said: “Today’s State of Policing Report rightfully recognises the dedication of police officers during the current pandemic. The overwhelming majority of the public have cooperated with police who have fol …


  • Review of PCC Model – APCC response

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    APCC Chair Paddy Tipping and Vice Chairs Roger Hirst and Martin Surl said: “Police and Crime Commissioners welcome the review announced by the Government today. This is an opportunity to reflect on the learning since the role was created and to help …


  • APCC response to policing and security planning post-Brexit

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    APCC Brexit joint lead Matthew Scott PCC said: “Policing needs to consider every eventuality in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and that is why it is important that the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) have approved operational and contingency …


  • £30m COVID surge fund for policing

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    Today the government has announced an additional £60m of funding to support the police service and Local Authorities in their response to Covid restrictions and enforcement. £30m will be allocated to policing via PCCs, with the remaining £30m to Loca …


  • Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

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    In response to the announcement of the Queen's Birthday Honours 2020, APCC Chair, Paddy Tipping, said: "Alongside my fellow PCCs, I want to congratulate all those police officers and staff who have been honoured through this year’s Queen's Birthday …


  • Annual National Hate Crime Statistics for England and Wales

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    In response to the publication today of the statistical bulletin on Hate Crime in England and Wales, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead on Hate Crime, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa, said the following: "Nobody should be targeted for …


  • Police powers and procedures statistics for England and Wales

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    In response to today's statistics on police powers and procedures, APCC EDHR Lead, Hardyal Dhindsa, and APCC Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson, said the following: "Stop and Search is an important tool in the fight against Serious Violenc …


  • APCC Response to quarterly Operation Uplift statistics

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    In response to today’s Quarterly Uplift statistics APCC Workforce Lead, Kim McGuiness, and APCC EDHR Lead, Hardyal Dhindsa, said the following: "We are pleased to see that as recruitment of new police officers continues, our forces are increasingly …


  • APCC Victims' Leads respond to article in The Times

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    In response to the comments in today’s Times article from West Midlands Chief Constable, Dave Thompson, APCC Victims Leads Sophie Linden (MOPAC Deputy Mayor) and Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner and Chair of IDAS …


  • Statement from the Joint Chairs of the APCC Race Disparity Working Group

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    In May, David Munro and Hardyal Dhindsa, the PCCs for Surrey and Derbyshire respectively, expressed on the behalf of all PCCs how appalled and saddened we were by the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police officers. We recognised how this ho …


  • Experts come together to better understand the scale and impact of pet theft

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    On 12 May, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne attended the first meeting of the Government's Pet Theft Taskforce on behalf of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. She said: "I am delighted to have participated in the inau …


  • APCC response to National Audit Office report ‘Tackling serious and organised crime’

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    Responding to the National Audit Office report ‘Tackling serious and organised crime’, APCC Serious Organised Crime Leads Marc Jones PCC and Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes said: “The National Audit Offices report shines a light on many of the key challenge …


  • Together for a Better Internet

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    Blog from APCC Lead on Hate Crime, Hardyal Dhindsa: Safer Internet Day, organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre, is marked globally in February each year to inspire a national conversation on how we can promote the safe and positive use of digital …


  • APCC welcomes draft Domestic Abuse Bill

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    APCC welcomes draft Domestic Abuse Bill in particular banning alleged perpetrators from personally cross examining their partner in family courts APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC said:  “When that happens the court is allowing the perpetrator …


  • APCC response to the Government’s future vision for probation

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    Responding to the publication of today’s consultation ‘Strengthening probation, building confidence’ APCC Criminal Justice Lead, David Lloyd PCC, said: “We welcome this consultation as the current arrangements are clearly not working as they were in …


  • All PCCs back changes for access to sanitary products in custody

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    Police and Crime Commissioners from across England and Wales have united to urge the Government to update legislation around the treatment of female detainees held within police custody. At present, there is no statutory requirement to provide femal …


  • APCC chair statement following today’s No. 10 briefing

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    Following today’s Coronavirus briefing from No. 10 with the Home Secretary and NPCC Chair, APCC Chair Katy Bourne welcomed the commitment to publish the data collated from Police Forces relating to the enforcement of the social distancing rules. “W …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS report on roads policing

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    APCC lead for road safety, Alison Hernandez said: “This report has come just at the right time. Road safety is one of the public’s top priorities and rightly so. Tragically, over the last few years 5,369 people lost their lives on Britain’s roads a …


  • APCC response to the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy: safety review

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    Commenting on the Department for Road and Transport’s (DfT) publication yesterday (22 Nov) of the Government’s response to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy: safety review, Ms Hernandez said: “Last year in Britain, 1793 people lost their l …


  • APCC response to the Prime Minister's Covid-19 update

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    Prime Minister announces a series of new measures as part of the government’s response to coronavirus. APCC Chair, Paddy Tipping said: “These new and necessary restrictions are a stark reminder to us all that we must all play our part in trying to …


  • APCC response to PM's three-tier COVID restrictions

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    APCC Chair and PCC for Nottinghamshire, Paddy Tipping said: “We have just heard the Prime Minister announce a new ‘three-tier’ lockdown system for England to help address the current, and very worrying, rise in coronavirus infections and deaths. “T …


  • APCC Road Safety Survey results

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    Most people want drivers who speed to face higher penalties and more money raised from fines invested in enforcement and road safety, a new study suggests. A total of 66,266 people responded to the survey by the Association of Police and Crime Commi …


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    This page provides links to useful information on the wide range of national portfolio work the APCC supports Police and Crime Commissioners to deliver. By clicking on each of the nine workstreams below you can find information relating to our polic …


  • New Core Code of Ethics to be at the heart of Fire and Rescue Services

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    A new Core Code of Ethics for Fire and Rescue Services launched today by the Local Government Association (LGA), the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), pledges to be at the heart of every …


  • APCC/LGA joint VAWG Transformation Event

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    Far too many women and girls are still victims of domestic and sexual violence. Crimes against women and girls continue to make up a fifth of the Crown Prosecution Service’s case load and the latest Femicide Census showed that during 2017, 139 women …


  • Safer Internet Day: Together for a Better Internet

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    Blog from APCC Lead on Hate Crime, Hardyal Dhindsa: Safer Internet Day, organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre, is marked globally in February each year to inspire a national conversation on how we can promote the safe and positive use of digital …


  • Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners' first meeting

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    Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners (PFCCs) from Essex, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and Staffordshire recently met for the first time at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ (APCC) offices to discuss opportunities to work togethe …


  • PCCs and Chief Constables come together to drive progress on diversity

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    APCC EDHR Lead, David Munro and APCC Deputy EDHR Lead, Hardyal Dhindsa said:  "It was great to see representatives from Offices of Police & Crime Commissioners and forces across England and Wales come together for the APCC, College of Policing a …


  • APCC Response to the Government’s announcement of the review of Serious Organised Crime

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    APCC Leads for Serious and Organised Crime Baroness Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester, and Marc Jones, Lincolnshire PCC, respond to the Government’s announcement of the review of Serious Organised Crime; “Earlier this year, the National Cr …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS report – Cyber: Keep the light on

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    APCC response to HMICFRS report – Cyber: Keep the light on - An Inspection of the police response to the cyber-dependent crime: Clive Grunshaw, APCC Lead for Fraud and Cyber Crime said: "I welcome the publication of this inspection into the police r …


  • National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

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    Blog from APCC Hate Crime Lead, Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire PCC: This is the 8th National Hate Crime Awareness Week and, as the APCC Lead on Hate Crime, I do not think it could’ve come at a better time. Last year, Home Office statistics revealed tha …


  • APCC response to ONS crime statistics

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    Responding to today’s Office of National Statistics report for year ending June 2019, APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott PCC said: “Whilst the figures show no change in overall levels of crime, the public will clearly be concerned by the rise in k …


  • Joint APCC / NPCC response to annual Home Office hate crime figures

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    Responding to the publication of Hate Crime statistics in England and Wales for 2018/19, APCC Hate Crime Lead, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa, said: ”Police and Crime Commissioners will be deeply concerned by the 10% rise in hate crime recorded by the police c …


  • APCC response to IOPC Annual Police Complaints Statistics

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    Responding to the IOPC Publication of Annual Police Complaints Statistics 2018/19 APCC Transparency and Integrity Lead, Julia Mulligan PFCC, said “This report shines a light on the work of local police complaints team up and down the country and gi …


  • APCC response to police officer uplift announcement

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    Responding to the first wave of funding allocations as part of the police officer uplift, APCC finance Lead, PCC Roger Hirst, and Deputy Lead, PCC Paddy Tipping, said: “Police and Crime Commissioners will welcome today’s announcement as it enables p …


  • APCC response to Taser uplift announcement

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    APCC Chair, Katy Bourne OBE PCC said: “This news comes at a time when assaults on police officers are one of the most serious topical policing issues nationally. PCCs recognise and appreciate the exceptional and often dangerous job that officers do …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS spotlight reports

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    Responding to the PEEL spotlight report - Shining a light on betrayal: Abuse of position for a sexual purpose, APCC Transparency and Integrity Lead, Julia Mulligan PFCC said: “Public confidence in policing is paramount and any abuse of position for …


  • APCC response to Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme announcement

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    Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said: “I am extremely pleased to see the Government recognise that victims of these crimes need the right to appeal over-lenient sentences. I am particularly concerned about stalki …


  • First anniversary of fire governance: Blog from Essex PFCC

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    Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, talks about one year on from taking over Essex Fire and Rescue Service: “Today is the first anniversary since I took over responsibility for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. I was the …


  • APCC response to funding announcement for Violence Reduction Units

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    APCC Serious Violence Lead Mark Burns-Williamson OBE and member of Serious Violence Task Force Chaired by the Home Secretary, said: “Whilst acknowledging this welcome investment in helping to establish Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) along similar l …


  • APCC response to Government stop and search announcement

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    David Munro, the APCC Lead on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, said the following: “The overall regulation of stop and search by individual police forces is much more thorough than it ever …


  • APCC response to Home Affairs Select Committee report on Serious Youth Violence

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    Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson OBE said: “We welcome the focus this report gives to the importance of highlighting and tackling violence in our communities. We have seen a significant rise …


  • APCC response to Big Brother Watch report

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    The Big Brother Watch report, Digital Strip Searches, calls for forces to revise the policy of "mass data downloads", arguing it is "unlawful" and a "gross invasion of privacy" to ask victims to hand in their phones. Police and Crown Prosecution S …


  • APCC response to the Justice Committee report

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    Responding to the Justice Committee report, APCC Criminal Justice Lead, David Lloyd PCC, said: “As local leaders, Police and Crime Commissioners have a key role to play under the new probation services model both in bringing partners together to re …


  • APCC Response to HMICFRS report

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    Responding to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report, APCC Lead for Performance, Matthew Scott said: “This is a comprehensive report that highlights four main areas for reform but also recognises that most police forces and officer …


  • APCC response to violence reduction unit funding announcement

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    Responding to the news that the Home Office has provisionally allocated up to £35 million to police forces for violence reduction units, APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC OBE said: “Additional funding to tackle knife an …


  • APCC response to probation announcement

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    APCC Criminal Justice Deputy Lead, Sue Mountstevens PCC said: “The APCC welcomes today’s announcement on the future of probation, bringing probation services together under a single structure. It is widely acknowledged that the current system of fra …


  • APCC response to serious violence funding allocation announcement

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    APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said: “Whilst the further funding allocations today are welcome, it is ultimately through early intervention and prevention work that we can most effectively tackle knife crime and seri …


  • APCC welcomes change in the law to ensure dignity of women in custody

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    APCC Mental Health and Custody lead, Martyn Underhill PCC, responds to the Home Office announcement on changes to the law to ensure the dignity of women in police custody: In October 2018, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) from across England an …


  • APCC response to Home Secretary's speech on tackling serious violence

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    Following the Home Secretary’s speech today setting out the Government’s approach to tackling serious violence, APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC, said:  “The Home Secretary’s reiteration of his commitment to prevent cr …


  • APCC EU-Exit leads visit International Crime Coordination Centre

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    Police and Crime Commissioners Matthew Scott and Lord Willy Bach, as APCC Brexit Working Group leads, visited the International Crime Coordination Centre (ICCC). Both PCCs were given a tour of the ICCC, a unit recently established by the National Po …


  • APCC response to the Report of the Chief Inspector of Probation

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    Responding to today’s Report of the Chief Inspector of Probation, APCC Criminal Justice Lead David Lloyd PCC said:  “Police and Crime Commissioners continue to make the case for how we can play a key role in delivering new arrangements for probation …


  • Tackling serious violence – how PCCs are making a difference

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has published “Serious Violence In Focus” which highlights a series of the ground breaking initiatives that PCCs have commissioned to tackle the scourge of violence crime across England and Wales. AP …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS publication: The police response to victims of domestic abuse - an update report

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    APCC response to HMICFRS publication: The police response to victims of domestic abuse - an update report APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird said: “This report provides a welcome focus on the work that police forces in England and Wales are underta …


  • APCC Lead Chairs Westminster Mental Health Round-Table Discussion

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    People with mental health issues can only receive the best possible support if services work better together. That was the verdict of those attending a round table discussion in Westminster, chaired by Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott las …


  • PCCs Making A Difference - VAWG IN FOCUS

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    Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria PCC and APCC Victims Lead: "With crimes against women and girls continuing to make up a fifth of the Crown Prosecution Service’s case load and the latest Femicide Census showing that, during 2017, 139 women in the UK …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS report - Policing and Mental Health - Picking Up the Pieces

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    Responding to the HMICFRS report, APCC lead for mental health issues, Matthew Scott PCC, said: “The fact that HMICFRS found policing deals with a spike in mental health incidents at around 4pm is very telling. Once again we see evidence of policing …


  • APCC Chair welcomes Serious and Organised Crime Strategy 2018

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    Responding to the launch of the Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, Mark Burns-Williamson APCC Chair and Lead PCC on Serious Violent Crime said:“Police and Crime Commissioners will support today’s updated serious organised crime strate …


  • APCC Finance Lead response to 2018 Budget

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    Responding to today’s Budget, APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst PFCC said: “Whilst there has been no announcement of police funding in the Budget today, the Chancellor has recognised the pressure on the service and the Home Secretary will review ahead …


  • Police and Crime Plans focus on local priorities to fight crime

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    Responding to the BBC report that Police and Crime Commissioners are introducing new perfomance targets for the police, Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner and Chairman of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, sa …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners to scrutinise police handling of domestic violence

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    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has published a thematic report summarising its inspection of how forces tackle domestic violence. Key findings: Police response to victims of domestic abuse is not good enough; forces need to tak …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners welcome new plans to coordinate chief police officers

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    Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have welcomed Chief Officers’ decision to support new arrangements to replace the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). ACPO was established in 1948 to bring together the expertise and experience of chief …


  • Commissioners look ahead to continue drive on standards

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    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 …


  • Blue light services ‘can work successfully together’

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    Blue light services can work together successfully, says the APCC representative on the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group. The working group, which comprises senior leaders from across the emergency services and will act as a national d …


  • APCC response to HMIC Crime Data Integrity report

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    Responding to the release of the HMIC report on Crime Data Integrity, Sussex PCC and Chair of the APCC Performance, Standards and Accountability Standing Group, Katy Bourne said: “The public in England and Wales quite rightly expect their local poli …


  • Commissioners launch strategy to tackle alcohol misuse

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    Police and Crime Commissioners from across the country have marked Alcohol Awareness Week by launching a national plan to tackle alcohol misuse. The plan was launched at today’s APCC Partnership Summit, which brings together Police and Crime Commiss …


  • APCC response to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

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    Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, who chairs the APCC’s Resources, Efficiency and Strategic Finance Standing Group and Hertfordshire PCC David Lloyd, who is Vice Chair …


  • APCC response to provisional 2015/16 police grant settlement

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has responded to the provisional 2015/16 police grant settlement announced today by the Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims, Mike Penning. Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Poli …


  • APCC response to HMIC report The Welfare of Vulnerable People in Police Custody

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    Responding to the HMIC’s thematic report ‘The Welfare of Vulnerable People in Police Custody’, Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner and the APCC’s lead on Mental Health and Policing, said: “We welcome HMIC’s thorough inspection of …


  • Reshaping policing for the public – APCC Statement

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    A discussion paper, published today (25 June 2015), has been welcomed by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). ‘Reshaping policing for the public’ has been produced by a national Advisory Group set up to debate the future of poli …


  • HMIC Police Effectiveness 2015 Report response

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    Sussex PCC responds to HMIC Police Effectiveness 2015 Report Responding to the HMIC Police Effectiveness 2015 report published today, Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners St …


  • Chief constables and Police and Crime Commissioners committed to working together to further reform policing

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    The National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners say that police-led transformation projects receiving funding from the Home Office is a positive start to the process of reforming policing. Julia Mulligan, Ch …


  • APCC Chair says ‘CPS figures do not show a crime wave but that work by police and CPS is paying off’

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    APCC chair Vera Baird says ‘CPS figures do not show a crime wave but that work by police and CPS to respond well to vulnerable victims is paying off’ in response to Crown Prosecution Service’s annual Violence against Women and Girls report   Today’ …


  • APCC Response to Electoral Commission Report on PCC Elections 2016

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    Responding today to the report released by the Electoral Commission on Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election in May 2016, Vera Baird QC, the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners said: “PCCs have made great strides in the …


  • APCC Response to Henriques Review

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has today expressed its disappointment in the part-published findings of the Henriques review into Operation Midland and Operation Vincente and reiterated its clear view that sex abuse complainants sh …


  • Police chiefs and PCCs set out a vision for policing in 2025

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    Police chiefs and PCCs set out a vision for policing in 2025   At their second joint conference, police chiefs and police and crime commissioners launch a vision for policing in 2025 that makes far better use of digital technology, is integrated wi …


  • Responding to the Government response to the Home Affairs Committee Report “Police and Crime Commissioners: here to stay”, APCC Chair Vera Baird QC said:

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    “The APCC welcomes the Government’s recognition that the PCCs have bought levels of scrutiny, leadership and engagement to local policing that did not exist previously. “The Report identifies a number of areas which need further work and attention, …


  • APCC Chair Vera Baird QC’s speech to the APCC/NPCC Joint Summit – 16 November 2016

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    I am delighted to open the second annual Policing Summit here in London alongside chief constable Sara Thornton, (who has talked about working with politicians as a delicate relationship rather like skating together on ice). I am not much of an ice …


  • Police put transformation plans into action as another 28 projects receive Home Office funding

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    Police receive over £26 million over the next three years for projects designed to help transform the police service for the benefit of the public. Police and crime commissioners and chief constables have worked to agree the Policing Vision 2025 whi …


  • APCC Response to HMIC Reports into police force legitimacy and leadership

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    Responding to the HMIC reports published today into police force legitimacy and leadership, APCC Chair Vera Baird QC said: “The APCC welcomes the overall finding of these reports, the police continue to do an excellent job at a time of significant t …


  • APCC Response to the Police Grant Report 2017/18

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    Responding to today’s Police Grant Report 2017/18, Paddy Tipping, APCC Portfolio Lead for Police Finance, said: “The provisional settlement for 2017/18 follows the broad guidelines set out in the Governments 2015 Spending Review. At local level, the …


  • Maximum Sentence for Stalking to Double – APCC Chair Response

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    Responding to the news that the maximum sentence for stalking is set to double, APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird QC said: “The Government’s decision to introduce tougher penalties for stalking is a welcome one. Through the Policing and Crime Bill next wee …


  • APCC Response to latest Crime Figures

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    APCC Chair, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “These figures show that whilst there are no statistically significant changes to incidents of crime compared to last year, an extension to the coverage of the survey has helped to shine a light on the real exten …


  • APCC Response to Police Workforce Statistics (1)

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    Ron Hogg PCC, APCC Portfolio Lead for Workforce Planning said: “Today’s police workforce figures again show the challenge that the service is facing. The number of police officers, staff and PCSOs continue to fall at a time when the demands on the p …


  • Katy Bourne PCC: Challenges for Policing in the Digital Age

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    For Safer Internet Day, an initiative run by the Safer Internet Foundation,  Katy Bourne PCC, Principal Lead of the APCC Police Technology & Digital Group, shares her views on both the threats posed to society by digital crime, and the opportunit …


  • APCC responds to HMIC State of Policing 2016 report

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    In response to HMIC’s Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2016 (available here), released today, APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird QC said:  “Many PCCs will recognise some of the central issues raised in today’s ‘State of Policing’ report fr …


  • APCC Response to Report on New Emergency Services Network Implementation Delays

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    Responding to the Public Accounts Committee Report ‘Upgrading emergency service communications – recall’ – released on the 21st April – which outlines the Committee’s concerns regarding delays to the delivery of the new Emergency Services Network sys …


  • APCC Response to Judicial Review Judgement

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    Commenting on today’s High Court judgement, Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and national lead for Integrity and Transparency, said: “The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners note today’s judgement. In repre …


  • APCC Response to the Queen’s Speech

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    Responding to the measures set out in today’s Queen Speech, APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird QC said: “Within the Government’s policy programme, as set out in today’s Queen’s Speech, there are number of measures of interest to Police and Crime Commissione …


  • APCC Response to HMIC & HMCPSI Report on Stalking

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    Responding to the HMIC and HMCPSI Report – ‘Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking’, APCC Chair and Victims Lead Dame Vera Baird QC said:  “This report highlights some significant current issues with the way that the …


  • APCC Response to Government’s Drug Strategy

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    Responding to the Government’s 2017 Drug Strategy, APCC National portfolio lead on Alcohol and Substance Misuse PCC Hardyal Dhindsa said: “This strategy is a positive step towards addressing some significant issues with the way that we, as a society …


  • New Law Needed to Make “Upskirting” a Sexual Offence

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    Dame Vera Baird QC and Marc Jones, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Lead and Deputy Lead on Victims, have called for new legislation to tackle the invasive and appalling practice of “upskirting”. In response to recent reports and a publ …


  • APCC lead supports NCA’s response to human trafficking and modern slavery

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    Today the National Crime Agency (NCA) released new figures on the scale of human trafficking and modern slavery. The shocking figures state that there are currently 300 live policing operations targeting modern slavery in the UK, with the NCA making …


  • APCC Responds to Hate Crime Figures Covering 2017 Terrorist Attacks

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    Responding to the release of hate crime statistics covering the period of 2017 UK terrorist attacks Hardyal Dhindsa, APCC national portfolio lead for Hate Crime, welcomed the publication of these figures, saying it was important to understand the dri …


  • APCC response to new CPS online hate crime guidance

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    Hardyal Dhindsa, PCC for Derbyshire, who leads on hate crime on behalf of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has welcomed news that prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to fa …


  • APCC Chair marks five years since the first PCC elections in 2012

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    APCC Chair, David Lloyd PCC marks five years since the first election of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in 2012: Five years on from the election of the first Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales, now is a fitting moment to refl …


  • APCC Response to Police Pay Award Announcement

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    Responding to today’s announcement of the police pay award for 2017-18, APCC Workforce Lead Ron Hogg said: “The increase in pay for the police officers who work so hard to keep us safe, often going above and beyond what is required, is to be welcome …


  • Compensation scheme must change to support blameless young victims

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    APCC Portfolio Leads for Victims response to reports that sexually abused children could still be refused compensation by a government body on the grounds that they “consented”. APCC Victims Lead Dame Vera Baird QC PCC said: “We have been clear tha …


  • APCC response to the Department for Exiting the European Union and Home Office’s future partnership paper “Security, law enforcement and criminal justice”.

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    APCC Portfolio Lead for International and Strategic Policing, Kathryn Holloway PCC said: “In view of the terror events experienced collectively across Europe, in France, Belgium and Germany as well as the recent atrocities in London and Manchester o …


  • APCC response to the Police Federation’s routine arming survey 2017

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    APCC lead for Use of Force, Martyn Underhill PCC said: “I welcome the results of the Police Federation survey, which underline officers’ continued commitment to the policing by consent principle. It is a testament to the professionalism and integrit …


  • Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Ten Minute Rule Motion – APCC Response

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    Ahead of this week’s Parliamentary motion which would allow for the production, supply, possession and use of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal purposes, Hardyal Dhindsa, APCC Portfolio Lead on Alcohol & Substance Misuse said: “Whilst th …


  • APCC Responds to Race Disparity Audit

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    Today sees the publication of Government’s Race Disparity Audit, which has collected data from across government departments to create a picture about how ethnicity affects people’s everyday lives. Data from the Audit has been published on the websit …


  • HMICFRS report on Abuse of position for a sexual purpose – APCC response

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    APCC Transparency and Integrity Portfolio Lead, Julia Mulligan PCC, and Deputy Lead, Dame Vera Baird PCC, said  “We welcome this Report, which clearly sets out that whilst impressive work has been undertaken to tackle the abuse of position for a sex …


  • PCC Hardyal Dhindsa Welcomes Hate Crime Awareness Week

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    Hate Crime Awareness Week starts tomorrow, an important initiative run by Stop Hate UK, which aims to bring people together, stand with those affected by hate crime, and support those who need ongoing support. As the Police and Crime Commissioner lea …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS’s report on modern slavery

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    Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, who is the national portfolio lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) on modern slavery and PCC for West Yorkshire, commenting on the first ever HMICFRS report into …


  • APCC responds to Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody

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    In response to the publication today of the report into deaths and serious incidents in police custody, Matthew Scott, Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent and the national lead for mental health and custody said: “Since 1990, over 1,000 families …


  • HMICFRS report on police response to domestic abuse – APCC comment

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    APCC Victims Leads, Dame Vera Baird QC PCC and Marc Jones PCC said: “The considerable improvements in the overall police response to victims of domestic violence, as set out in this report, are to be welcomed. Police and Crime Commissioners have mad …


  • APCC Leads Respond to Announcement on Police Chief Employment Transparency Measures

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    The Home Office and the police today have announced a package of measures aiming to bring greater clarity and transparency to several areas of chief officer employment, including: A standardised 35 days annual leave policy The introduction of a p …


  • APCC Budget Response

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    Responding to today’s Budget, APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst PFCC said: “While there has been no announcement in the Budget today we are confident that we have put forward a strong evidence base for a new settlement for policing nationally. “The na …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS ‘PEEL: Police Legitimacy 2017’ report

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    APCC Transparency and Integrity Lead, Julia Mulligan PCC, said: “Police and Crime Commissioners welcome this report from HMICFRS, which has found notable improvements since last year and that forces have a clear understanding of the value of treatin …


  • Provisional Police Grant Report – APCC Response

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    APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst PFCC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners welcome today’s settlement which provides additional funding for police forces in 2018/19 and transparency on 2019/20’s settlement at this early stage. We have worked closely …


  • APCC response to the Forensic Science Regulator Annual Report

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    Commenting on the release of the Forensic Science Regulator Annual Report, APCC Public Engagement and Community Confidence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said: “We welcome the report from the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) and note its findings. …


  • APCC Response to Police Workforce Statistics

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    Ron Hogg PCC, APCC Portfolio Lead for Workforce Planning said: “Today’s police workforce figures, which show a further reduction of police officer numbers, will be of concern for Police and Crime Commissioners, particularly at a time that we see a 1 …


  • Policing, Health and Social Care: working together to protect and prevent harm to vulnerable people

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    Today (Wednesday 7th February) sees the publication of a consensus statement agreed between a range of policing, health and social care organisations, including the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, to work closer together and intervene …


  • APCC backs “Together, we can tackle child abuse” campaign

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    APCC backs “Together, we can tackle child abuse” campaign The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners is backing a new campaign led by the Department for Education to raise awareness of child abuse. The Together, we can tackle child abuse cam …


  • APCC Fraud and Cybercrime Lead on £9m cybercrime fund

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    Clive Grunshaw, APCC lead for Fraud and Cybercrime, on today’s announcement by the Home Secretary on a new £9m fund to fight cybercrime: “Cybercrime is one of the biggest challenges facing policing. Online crime now accounts for over half of all cri …


  • Stephen Lawrence – 25 Years On

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    Sunday 22nd April 2018 marks twenty-five years since the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Here, David Munro, PCC for Surrey, and Hardyal Dhindsa, PCC for Derbyshire, the APCC Lead and Deputy Lead respectively on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights, shar …


  • Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill – APCC response

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    Responding to the progress of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, which has now completed its passage in the House of Commons, APCC Workforce Lead, Ron Hogg PCC said: “The Assaults on Emergency Workers Bill will give police officers a …


  • Interim Report on the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: APCC Response

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    The Department of Health and Social Care has published an interim report on the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, summarising the work of the Review so far. In response, Matthew Scott, the APCC Lead on Mental Health and PCC for Kent, said: …


  • APCC welcomes police pursuits consultation

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    Responding to the launch of a consultation into the law, guidance and training governing police pursuits, APCC Road Safety Lead, Alison Hernandez PCC said: “The Government’s decision to consult on proposals to amend the standards that a police offic …


  • APCC response to new counter-terrorism strategy

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    APCC Chair, David Lloyd said:  “I welcome the publication of today’s CONTEST strategy which sets out the framework within which the Government, policing and partner agencies will work together to reduce the risk of terrorism. “Since the last strate …


  • Unauthorised development and encampments – joint policing call for accommodation provision

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the National Police Chiefs’ Council have submitted a joint response to a Government consultation on unauthorised encampments calling for the shortage of transit sites and lack of accommodation pro …


  • APCC Hate Crime Lead responds to HMICFRS Report

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    Responding to the publication of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services’ (HMICFRS) report ‘Understanding the difference – the initial police response to hate crime’, Hardyal Dhindsa, the APCC Lead on Hate Crime, sai …


  • APCC Workforce Lead responds to latest workforce statistics

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    Responding to today’s police workforce statistics, Ron Hogg, APCC Workforce Lead, said: “Today’s police figures again show a further reduction of police officer numbers – down to the lowest number since comparable records began in 1996. This, couple …


  • APCC Leads welcome national focus on support for vulnerable adults in custody

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    Responding to today’s publication of the Appropriate Adult Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) – Local Authority (LA) Partnership Agreement, APCC Mental Health Lead PCC Matthew Scott and APCC Custody Lead and ICVA Chair PCC Martyn Underhill said: Po …


  • Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 – APCC response

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    APCC Lead for Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and APCC Chair Mark Burns-Williamson OBE said: “As APCC lead for human trafficking and modern slavery and chair of the National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network, I support the Home Office …


  • APCC Chair comments on CPS report: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

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    APCC Lead for Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and APCC Chair Mark Burns-Williamson OBE said:  “As the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) lead for human trafficking and modern slavery and Chair of the National Anti-Traffickin …


  • APCC Responds to Hate Crime Figures and Home Office Hate Crime Action Plan

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    In response to the publication today of the statistical bulletin on Hate Crime in England and Wales (more info), and the refresh of the government’s hate crime action plan (more info), the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead on …


  • Roundtable event held on chief officer appointments

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    On Monday, 8 October a roundtable event, hosted by the College of Policing, was held to bring together chiefs and police and crime commissioners to look at issues regarding chief officer recruitment and tenure. ​Following the event the agencies wh …


  • APCC Custody Lead Welcomes Increased Dignity for Female Detainees

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    Responding to the Home Office’s decision to consult on changes to PACE Codes around provision of menstrual products, APCC Custody Lead and ICVA Chair PCC Martyn Underhill said: “Independent custody visitors are the eyes and ears of PCCs in the custo …


  • APCC Leads write to Minister outlining next steps to protect vulnerable adults in police custody

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    APCC Mental Health Lead PCC Matthew Scott and APCC Custody Lead and ICVA Chair PCC Martyn Underhill have written to the Policing Minister today to formally outline what needs to happen in order to deliver protections for vulnerable adults in police c …


  • International Overdose Awareness Day 2018: Blog from APCC Drugs Lead on using naloxone to #EndOverdose

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    International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual event held on 31 August to raise awareness of drug overdose and prevention, and to commemorate all the lives lost to an overdose. PCC Hardyal Dhindsa, APCC Lead for Alcohol and Substance Misuse, shar …


  • APCC Victims Lead welcomes Sajid Javid’s speech to get tough on tech companies

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    Dame Vera Baird QC said: “I welcome the Home Secretary’s call for technology companies to step up and do much more to tackle on-line child sexual abuse. The scale and severity of on-line child sexual abuse is evolving and increasing; the tech indust …


  • We must listen to Superintendents’ concerns about working conditions – APCC Statement

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    Responding to comments made by the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association, APCC Workforce Lead, Ron Hogg PCC, said: “When the Superintendents’ Association raise concerns about their members working conditions we must listen. I have spo …


  • Police Foundation report, “A Diversity Uplift?” - APCC response

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    APCC Workforce Lead, Kim McGuinness PCC and APCC Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Lead David Munro PCC, commenting on the Police Foundation report, “A Diversity Uplift?”: “While it’s encouraging that the percentage of female police officers has …


  • KATY BOURNE OBE SPEECH FOR APCC/NPCC SUMMIT – FEB 2020

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    (Check against delivery) Good morning everyone and welcome. Today’s summit comes just after the biggest boost to police funding for ten years and I know that PCC colleagues and Chiefs will join me in welcoming that boost. I hope that what I can se …


  • Coronavirus Bill – APCC response

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    Responding to the measures announced ahead of the publication of the Coronavirus Bill, APCC Chair Katy Bourne OBE said: “I welcome the enhanced powers announced to strengthen the powers of police and immigration officers. These need to be used propo …


  • APCC response to Cornavirus measures

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    APCC Chair, Katy Bourne OBE said: “These are unprecedented times and, in order to save lives, we must all play our part.  Whilst I recognise that people are making huge sacrifices, the scientific evidence is clear, by staying at home we can save liv …


  • Urgent call for domestic abuse action

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    Victims and domestic abuse Commissioners have written to senior Government Ministers calling for urgent action to protect people at risk of domestic abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls during the current Covid-19 crisis. The call, from the A …


  • Stalking continues to steal lives

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    APCC Chair, Katy Bourne is urging all police forces to ‘See Stalking Clearly’ as concerns grow for victims in ‘lockdown’. Mrs Bourne, who has her own experience of malevolent stalking, is calling on her fellow PCCs, police forces and criminal justic …


  • Emergency funding to support the most vulnerable victims during COVID_19 crisis

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    In response to the Government announcement today of £76m of extra funding for support services for vulnerable victims (including victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery), APCC Victims Leads Deputy Mayor of London, Sophie Linden, …


  • Paddy Tipping new Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

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    Paddy Tipping new Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has today (15 July) been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners at its …


  • APCC Finance Lead responds to Budget

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    Responding to today’s Budget, APCC Finance Lead, Roger Hirst, Essex Police Fire and Crime Commissioner said: “Today’s Budget comes a few weeks after the Police Budget settlement, which announced, as part of the 20,000 police officer uplift, funding …


  • National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-2030

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    The National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-2030 has been launched at the Police ICT Summit 2020. The Strategy sets out a new digital ambition for UK policing. It presents a set of tangible digital priorities and outlines the key data and technology …


  • Operation Venetic - NCA and police smash thousands of criminal conspiracies.

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    APCC Serious and Organised Crime Lead, Marc Jones, PCC for Lincolnshire said: “The outstanding results of this exceptional operation led by the NCA, with the full cooperation of police forces across the UK as well as collaboration with European part …


  • Action Fraud review - APCC response

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    In response to the review of Action Fraud, PCC Clive Grunshaw APCC Fraud and Cyber lead said: “Fraud is the most prevalent crime type in the country, with an estimated 3.8 million crimes committed in the past year, continuing to increase at an alarm …


  • APCC response to County Lines report

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    Joint statement from APCC Leads for Serious and Organised Crime: Baroness Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester, and Marc Jones, Lincolnshire PCC, following the report from HMICFRS into County Lines: “This report shines a light on harmful Coun …


  • National Volunteers Week - Thank You

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    A big thank you this Volunteers Week Throughout this period of emergency, there have been some stories of selflessness, determination and community spirit that have given people hope. This has taken many forms, with individuals, businesses and other …


  • APCC response to the report by the Children's commissioner

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    APCC Serious Violence Lead and PCC for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns Williamson OBE, said: “I welcome the report by the Children’s Commissioner, entitled 'Teenagers falling through the gaps' and share her concerns around young people falling through th …


  • APCC and NPCC Hate Crime Leads letter to the IAG

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    Reporting Hate Crime The APCC and NPCC Leads on Hate Crime, Hardyal Dhindsa (PCC for Derbyshire) and DCC Mark Hamilton (PSNI), have written to the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime and also force IAGs across England and Wales, to reaffirm the …


  • Assaults on shop workers rise as shoplifters become ‘desperate’

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    Today, the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners announced Sussex PCC Katy Bourne as their new National Lead for Business Crime. Mrs Bourne has convened several meetings already with retailers in Sussex and unveiled some staggering home tru …


  • Violence Reduction Units In Focus

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    In 2019 the Home Office announced that 18 Police and Crime Commissioners in areas worst affected by violent crime would share £35 million to establish Violence Reduction Units (VRUs), with a further £35 million provided for 2020/21. The work of the …


  • APCC Impact Report 2019/20

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    Launch of APCC Impact Report 2019/20 The APCC has launched its Impact Report 2019/20, which demonstrates the breadth of work and impact of the Association against its five business priorities: Funding, Efficiency and Transformation Supporting …


  • APCC welcomes additional funding for victims' support services

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    In response to today's announcement from the Ministry of Justice that PCCs are to receive additional funding for services which support domestic abuse and rape victims, APCC Victims Leads Deputy Mayor of London Sophie Linden, and Police, Fire and Cri …


  • No reason why all police forces cannot move towards a greener fleet

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    On 18 November the Prime Minister outlined his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. Reacting to the announcement Martin Surl, APCC lead for the Environment and Sustainability said: “I welcome the Government’s initiative along with the …


  • Race Disparity In Focus

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    A new report which showcases how Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are tackling concerns raised by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups (BAME) in their areas has been published. ‘Race Disparity In Focus’, compiled by the Association of Police …


  • Disproportionality contributes to some communities’ mistrust of the police and the justice system

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    The APCC has commented on the latest use of force statistics, published today (17 December). APCC Equality, Diversity, and Human Rights Lead Hardyal Dhindsa, and Race Disparity Working Group Chair Julia Mulligan, said: “There are many reasons why a …


  • No one should suffer in silence while they are subjected to domestic abuse and exploitation

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    Responding to the Safe to Share? report published today (17 December) by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service (HMICFRS), APCC Victims Leads, Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime & Julia Mul …


  • APCC warmly welcomes Provisional Police Funding Settlement

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    The Government has today published its Provisional Police Funding Settlement for 2021/22. Commenting on the Minister of State for Crime and Policing's statement, APCC Finance Lead Roger Hirst said: "PCCs warmly welcome the Government’s continued com …


  • APCC welcomes agreement reached between UK Government and the EU

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    The APCC EU-Exit Working Group has welcomed the agreement reached between the UK Government and the European Union, which ensures that most existing law enforcement tools and mechanisms will be retained after the transition period ends on 31 December …


  • APCC Mental Health Leads respond to Mental Health Act White Paper

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    Today the Government launched its consultation White Paper on reforming the Mental Health Act. APCC Mental Health lead Kent PCC Matthew Scott said: “Police and Crime Commissioners have been very concerned at the need for rising numbers of police det …


  • The time has come to have an open and honest debate about short term solutions

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    Speaking after the Criminal Justice Joint Inspection published its report Impact of the pandemic on the Criminal Justice System today, the APCC's Lead for Criminal Justice David Lloyd said: “Police and Crime Commissioners have had concerns about the …


  • 'Report shows how modernisation of the fire service and how it’s governed is long overdue'

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    The APCC’s Lead on Fire - Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis – comments on HMICFRS’ Fire and Rescue Services COVID-19 response inspection report. Mr Ellis said: “I would also praise the many conscientious and dedicated f …


  • Further £35m for PCC-led Violence Reduction Units in 2021/22

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    The Government has announced a further £35.5 million to help Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) across the country tackle serious violence and prevent young people being drawn into it. Mark Burns-Williamson OBE, APCC Lead for Serious Violence and PCC …


  • We share HMICFRS’ concern over the disproportionate use of stop and search

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    HMICFRS has today (Friday 26 February) published a report entitled Disproportionate Use of Police Powers: A spotlight on stop and search and the use of force. The report calls on police leaders to consider if focusing stop and search on drugs posses …


  • Report reinforces the need for detainees' rights in custody to be upheld at all times

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    Transform Justice, the National Appropriate Adult Network (NAAN), and Fair Trials have published a report, ‘Not Remotely Fair?’ which reinforces the necessity to ensure a detainee’s rights in police custody are upheld at all times, despite the challe …


  • Funding will help support activity to target people who pose a threat to our communities

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    The Government has today announced it is making more than £130million available to tackle serious violent crime in the coming year. In response, APCC Serious Violence Lead Mark Burns-Williamson said: “We welcome this announcement of additional money …


  • Strong support for changing the law to reflect the emotional impact of having a pet stolen

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    More than three-quarters of dog owners say they are more scared of walking their pet because of the heightened risk that it will be stolen, according to a major new study. 124,729 people responded to the landmark online survey with an overwhelming ma …


  • APCC welcomes publication of outcomes from phase one of PCC Review

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    The Home Secretary today outlines the recommendations of Part One of the PCC Review, ahead of the upcoming PCC elections in May 2021. Responding to the announcement, APCC Chair Paddy Tipping said: “Police and Crime Commissioners are pleased to see …


  • How we will deliver on our commitment to the safety of women and girls

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    Following recent events, Victims Lead and North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan sets out the APCC's position on Violence Against Women and Girls: The shocking killing of Sarah Everard in south London has rightly sparked …


  • The APCC's position on criminalisation of trespass

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    In recent weeks, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has been referenced during Parliamentary debates on the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill – specifically policing’s attitude towards illegal encampments. Some MPs have …


  • PCCs tell MPs they are ideally-placed to bring agencies closer together to prevent crime

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    Two Police and Crime Commissioners have told a panel of MPs that PCCs are ideally-placed to bring agencies closer together to prevent crime. Speaking to a committee of MPs about the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Hertfordshire PCC and AP …


  • Policing receives £18.3 million to continue work to make our streets safer

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    40 areas across England and Wales, including 28 PCCs, have today been awarded a total of £18.3 million, from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund. This funding will support projects looking to crack down on neighbourhood crimes like burglary, vehicle …


  • Victims' Commissioner says PCCs have a key role in improving response to rape

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    As the Government prepares to publish the findings of its end-to-end review into how rape and sexual violence cases are handled, the Victims’ Commissioner has said Police and Crime Commissioners have a key role to play in restoring confidence in the …


  • Watch the video to find out what the ESCWG is all about

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    On Thursday (12 July) the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group (ESCWG) members came together for one of their quarterly meetings. Chaired by Philip Seccombe, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, members considered updates on the 2018 …


  • Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Round-table

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    Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner and APCC Deputy Victims Portfolio Lead, recently hosted a high-level round-table on Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSE/A) with key stakeholders across Law Enforcement, Government and the Vo …


  • Police Reform Summit 2018

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    The second annual Police Reform Summit was hosted by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the College of Policing. The Summit brought together Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners from …


  • How can Stop and Search be used most appropriately to combat serious and violent crime?

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    This was the question discussed at a joint workshop organised by Stop and Search Leads for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). The Safer Communities / Stop and Search workshop brou …


  • White Ribbon Day: Stand Up and Speak Out

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    PCCs Supporting White Ribbon Day 2018 Dame Vera Baird QC, APCC Victims Lead and PCC for Northumbria, explains why all men should stand up and speak out against violence against women and girls. "This Sunday (25 Nov) is White Ribbon Day. It's the be …


  • PCCs Complaints Roadshows

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), together with support from the Home Office, Independent Office for Police Complaints (IOPC) and the College of Policing, are running a series of work …


  • Katy Bourne OBE is elected as new Chair of the APCC

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    APCC Chair, Katy Bourne said: “I am delighted to be able to take on this role. I will not waste a moment over the next year to raise the profile and influence of PCCs for the benefit of police officers and staff but also our communities across Engla …


  • APCC pays tribute to Ron Hogg

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    Katy Bourne OBE, Chair of the APCC said: “It is a day of great sadness for us and, on behalf of my PCC colleagues, I would like to offer our deepest condolences to Ron’s family, friends and everyone at Durham Constabulary. “We will all have our ind …


  • APCC responds to Government announcement to review driving with a handheld mobile phone

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    APCC Road Safety Lead, Alison Hernandez PCC, welcomes the Government’s announcement to review the offence of driving with a handheld mobile device. “I am pleased to see the positive response from the Government to the Transport Committee’s importan …


  • Prevention – How PCCs Are Making A Difference

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    Addressing the root causes of crime – helping the vulnerable, children and young people move away from the risk factors that can lead to crime or victimisation. The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has published ‘Prevention In Focus’ w …


  • APCC response to ONS drug related deaths statistics

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    Speaking on the rise in deaths from illicit drugs, APCC Lead on Alcohol & Substance Misuse, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa and Deputy Lead PCC Arfon Jones said: "PCCs are gravely concerned by the record rise in drug related deaths shown by ONS statistics. …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS report on the police service’s arrangements for the selection and development of chief officers

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    APCC Police Standards and Leadership Lead, Stephen Mold PFCC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners are committed to supporting high quality, professional training for all chief officers, including chief constables. “We want the widest range of dive …


  • World Suicide Prevention Day

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    Today (10th September) marks World Suicide Prevention Day. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have a public platform, which means we can play an important role in raising awareness of serious issues and events, including suicide, and remind people …


  • Philip Seccombe, APCC Fire and Emergency Services Collaboration Lead

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    “As APCC Fire and Emergency Services Collaboration Lead, I have studied with interest the Home Office’s latest publication of Fire and Rescue data, including year-end figures for 2017/18. The data indicates a long-term downward trend in the number o …


  • North Yorkshire PFCC joins a new national Fire Standards Board

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    Association of Police and Crime Commissioners member Julia Mulligan has joined a new national Fire Standards Board to serve as a national representative of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners. North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner ( …


  • APCC Chair joins criminal justice roundtable at Downing Street

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    APCC Chair, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne OBE, joins Prime Minister’s roundtable at 10 Downing Street to discuss the criminal justice system. Mrs Bourne said: “I was delighted to join senior colleagues from across the police and criminal justice sectors at …


  • Katy Bourne PCC elected new APCC Chair

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    Katy Bourne OBE, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, has been elected as the new Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners at their Annual General Meeting. APCC Chair, Katy Bourne said: “I am delighted to be able to take …


  • APCC response to Home Secretary’s plans for a Police Covenant

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    Responding to the Home Secretary’s plans for a Police Covenant, APCC Chair, Mark Burns-Williamson OBE said: “We welcome the Home Secretary’s announcement of plans to establish a Police Covenant for those working in policing. PCCs have often acknowl …


  • APCC Victims Leads welcome the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill

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    APCC Victims Leads, Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime & Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner welcome the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill. “This legislation is an important and nece …


  • APCC Mental Health & Custody Lead responds to NAAN, 'There to Help 2', report

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    Responding to the National Appropriate Adult Network (NAAN), 'There to Help 2' report, Martyn Underhill, APCC Mental Health & Custody Lead said: "NAAN’s refresh of their original There to Help report comes at an extremely useful time for Police …


  • APCC response to NCA’s National Strategic Assessment

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    Beverley Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester, and Marc Jones, Lincolnshire PCC said:  “The National Crime Agency’s report highlights the pressing need to tackle the scale of serious and organised crime across the country. These crimes have a …


  • Mental Health Awareness Week

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    APCC Mental Health Lead, Matthew Scott PCC, said: “Police and Crime Commissioners are delighted to be able to support and get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week. This is a really important event. It encourages all of us to talk about our menta …


  • APCC RESPONSE TO TIMPSON REVIEW ON SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS

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    Responding to the publication of the Edward Timpson Review on School Exclusions, APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead, PCC Mark Burns-Williamson OBE said: "The APCC welcomes this extensive report by Edward Timpson on school exclusions. Research has …


  • APCC RESPONSE TO HMICFRS PEEL REPORT

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    Responding to the HMICFRS report, APCC lead for Performance Matthew Scott PCC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners will welcome the recognition in this report that police forces are generally performing well, keeping people safe and using their res …


  • APCC response to House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee forensic science report

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    Responding to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report Forensic science and the criminal justice system: a blueprint for change, Association of Police and Crime Commissioner Forensics Lead, Martyn Underhill PCC, said: “This …


  • APCC Chair to call for ‘whole system’ approach to tackle serious violence

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    Ahead of his appearance in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee, APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson has called for sustainable, longer-term funding to support a ‘whole system’ approach to tackle serious violence. Mr Bur …


  • APCC lead for Cyber Crime, comments on the National Launch of Force Cyber Crime Units

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    APCC Cyber Crime Lead, PCC Clive Grunshaw, said: “Cyber Crime is an ever increasing threat, and although the UK is well protected at a National level, both individuals and businesses in our local communities suffer from those exploiting new technolo …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS report “Fraud: Time to Choose”

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    Association of Police and Crime Commissioners lead for Fraud and Cyber Crime, Clive Grunshaw PCC said: "We know the impact that being a victim of fraud can have, both emotionally as well as financially, and this report highlights that a much more jo …


  • APCC Chair attends serious violence summit

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    Today (1 April) the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson OBE, has attended a serious youth violence summit in Downing Street, bringing together over 100 experts to tackle violent crime. Speaking immediatel …


  • APCC response to Government announcement on stop and search

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    David Munro, the APCC Lead on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, said the following: "I welcome any moves which could help to keep all our communities safe from the scourge of knife crime. I …


  • APCC Writes to Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group following New Zealand Terrorist Attack

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    Following the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, APCC Chair Mark Burns-Williamson and APCC Leads on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR), David Munro and Hardyal Dhindsa, have written to members of the cross-government Anti-Muslim …


  • APCC response to Spring Statement knife crime funding announcement

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    APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said: “Any additional funding to tackle knife and violent crime is to be welcomed. We have long advocated a whole system approach and the proposed investment in new violent crime reduct …


  • APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead responds to Home Secretary’s meeting with Chief Constables

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    Responding to reports following the Home Secretary’s meeting with a number of Chief Constables to discuss violent crime, APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners have been clear that much …


  • Knife crime comments - APCC Chair and Serious Violence Lead

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    “We have seen significant rises in knife and violent crime across the country, particularly involving children and young people, but not exclusively, resulting on too many occasions in the tragic loss of life. The exploitation of young people, in man …


  • APCC Serious Violence Lead responds to Keeping Kids Safe report

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    APCC lead for Serious Violence, PCC Mark Burns-Williamson said:  “Police and Crime Commissioners have an important role to play in shaping partnership working focused on tackling serious violence and helping to keep our young people safe.  “There i …


  • APCC EDHR Lead Comments on 20 Years since the Macpherson Report's publication

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    Twenty years since the publication of the Macpherson report, policing has developed a more diverse and inclusive culture, with significant progress made in relation to diversity, equality and inclusion. However, there is still further to go; in orde …


  • APCC Workforce Lead, comments on the Police Federation's survey

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    Ron Hogg, APCC Workforce Lead, comments on the Police Federation’s Demand, Capacity and Welfare Survey: Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have the highest regard for the work of police officers and their massive contribution to keeping our commu …


  • Government announces plans to tackle illegal Traveller sites

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    APCC Lead on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights, David Munro, responds to the Government's announcement to improve the effectiveness of enforcement against unauthorised encampments: I am glad that the government has shown concern in this area and …


  • APCC Chair comments on the Home Secretary’s announcement to tackle knife crime

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    APCC Chair, Mark Burns-Williamson OBE, comments on the Home Secretary’s announcement regarding new police powers to tackle knife crime: We are seeing a significant rise in serious violence, often gang-related, with too many children and young people …


  • Tackling Modern Slavery – victim-centred approach vital

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    Speaking after giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee as part of its Modern Slavery inquiry, Mr Burns-Williamson said: “Whilst there has been substantial progress in tackling modern slavery and human trafficking, there is clearly more …


  • APCC Custody Lead welcomes publication of police use of force statistics

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    Responding to the publication of police use of force statistics England and Wales: April 2017 to March 2018, APCC Custody Lead and ICVA Chair Martyn Underhill PCC said: “These figures shine a light on policing. Any society that polices by consent n …


  • APCC, NPCC and CoP Conference: Policing our diverse communities and having a workforce that reflects those that we serve

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    Here's what APCC Lead for EDHR, David Munro, had to say following the "Policing our diverse communities and having a workforce that reflects those that we serve”, conference:  “It was fantastic to see so many people come together today at the APCC, …


  • APCC Alcohol Lead blogs for Alcohol Awareness Week 2018

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    Problem drinking affects us all in different ways. So too, the theme of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week, Change, will mean something different to you depending on how alcohol impacts on your life. In moderation, alcohol can be part of a fun night …


  • APCC Victims Lead and the Victims’ Commissioner respond to the Attorney-General’s review into disclosure

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    “We welcome the publication of the Attorney-General's review into disclosure but note that the report only briefly touches on privacy issues that affect victims and does not mention the issues around third party disclosure and rape cases. “These iss …


  • APCC EDHR Lead David Munro Comments on Stop and Search

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    “It is absolutely right that senior police officers use their wide experience and judgement to examine critically all their powers and duties, consulting with the communities they serve to find new and innovative approaches to keep everyone safe. “I …


  • APCC Victims Lead responds to more funding for rape and sexual abuse victims

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    APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “I welcome the 10% increase, and it is particularly positive that funding for rape support will now be for a three-year period. Annual funding meant that many rape support organisations have been forced to …


  • APCC Chair on 'huge pressure' on policing: response to funding report

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    Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report on the financial sustainability of police forces, APCC Chair, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said: “This report again further highlights the significant challenges that policing is currently facing, whic …


  • PCCs welcome drop in crime but call for more support for victims of sexual offences

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    Today’s data from the Independent Office of National Statistics shows a 5 per cent decrease in overall crime compared with last year and continues the downward trend seen in recent years. Recorded crime has dropped to 3.7 million offences – the lowe …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners support campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour

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    Police and Crime Commissioners have joined Chief Constables to support a week-long campaign highlighting the impact of anti-social behaviour and what the police can do to tackle related crimes. Sir Graham Bright, Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Comm …


  • Independent review of the Association of Chief Police Officers

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    General Sir Nick Parker KCB, CBE, has completed his independent review of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and will outline his recommendations today.   Commenting on the announcement Sir Nick, who has considerable experience of workin …


  • Lord Stevens Independent Commission on Policing

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    LORD STEVENS HAS SET OUT HIS VISION FOR A RADICAL SHAKE-UP OF POLICING ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES. The Commission calls for greater clarity over the broader social mission for the police and recommends that it should be enshrined in law. Lord Stevens …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners to tackle retail crime

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    The British Retail Consortium has published its latest crime survey. The survey calls on Police and Crime Commissioners to work with their local retail sector to develop a business crime strategy. Business leaders argue there is a need for Police an …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners welcome review of police accountability

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    The National Audit Office has published a review of police accountability. The review examined recent changes to financial accountability arrangements for police forces in England and Wales. It addressed the roles and responsibilities of central and …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners call for greater scrutiny of crime recording

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    Police and Crime Commissioners have previously welcomed the HMIC review of crime recording in forces, prompted by the review commissioned locally by one Police and Crime Commissioner. Across the country Police and Crime Commissioners are working with …


  • Powers for reviewing and scrutinising Police and Crime Commissioners clearly defined

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    The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) and the Local Government Association (LGA) have published a review of Police and Crime Panels (PCPs) first year. The report claims that PCPs are not able to carry out their duties effectively. It also states tha …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners support campaign to tackle domestic abuse

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    Police and Crime Commissioners have joined Chief Constables to support a week-long campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence and highlight new schemes that give the police additional powers to protect victims. The aim of the campaign is to enc …


  • HMIC annual report: Police and Crime Commissioners sharpen focus on community policing

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    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has published its annual assessment of policing in England and Wales. HMIC said that forces will find it challenging to make further savings and efficiencies. The report urges the police service to f …


  • Under-recording of crime is not acceptable

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    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has published its interim report on crime data integrity which carried out inspections in 13 police forces. The inspection raised concerns that potentially a fifth of crimes In England and Wales could …


  • Public awareness of PCCs is increasing

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    The Home Affairs Select Committee has published its latest progress report on Police and Crime Commissioners. The report highlights the increase in public awareness of Police and Crime Commissioners and their important work to deliver greater value …


  • Bob Jones

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    Police and Crime Commissioners were shocked and saddened to learn that Bob Jones passed away this morning in his sleep. Bob Jones was born and bred in Wolverhampton. Bob served as a Labour Councillor from 1980 to 2013 for Blakenhall in Wolverhampto …


  • Essex PCC elected Chairman of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

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    Police and Crime Commissioners are gathered in Manchester for their annual general meeting today. We are pleased to announce that Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, has been elected Chairman the Association of Police and Crime Comm …


  • Response to the Change.org petition on the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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    Nick Alston, Chairman of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said:  “Child sexual abuse is a horrific crime and Police and Crime Commissioners work closely with Chief Constables to su …


  • APCC Statement on Standing Groups

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    It is essential that Police and Crime Commissioners’ (PCCs’) voices are heard in important national debates about policing, crime and community safety.  In November 2012, through the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), the governmen …


  • APCC statement on the resignation of Shaun Wright

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    APCC statement on the resignation of Shaun Wright It is essential for Police and Crime Commissioners and all those involved in keeping our communities safe to retain the confidence of the public and victims.  It is clear that Shaun Wright had lost t …


  • Enhancing the democratic accountability of Police and Crime Commissioners

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    The mandate for Police and Crime Commissioners comes directly from the people they serve. For the first time those responsible for policing are now locally elected and are directly answerable to the electorate. At their best, PCCs are delivering rea …


  • Statement on the future of PCCs

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    Across the country, PCCs are delivering better scrutiny of police forces. Day by day they are building the strongest possible partnerships between police and the agencies and volunteers who work to keep communities safe. Police and Crime Commissione …


  • Commissioners put victims first

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    Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales are championing the rights of victims, having recently taken on responsibility for commissioning services to support them in the aftermath of a crime. From implementing innovative and in …


  • APCC welcomes Government recommendations on mental health

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    The APCC has welcomed the Government’s recommendations on mental health and policing, which have today been announced by the Minister of State, Department of Health, Norman Lamb and follow a lengthy and robust campaign by Police and Crime Commissione …


  • Police and Crime Commissioners act on call handling concerns

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    Essex Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the APCC, Nick Alston said: “It is clearly unacceptable that, nationally, over a million calls to the police non-emergency 101 phone service were cut off or abandoned before contact was made during the …


  • PCCs to establish ground-breaking national Police ICT Company

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    Police and Crime Commissioners have today approved a proposal to establish a national Police ICT Company for the first time in a move that could ultimately save police forces a sum estimated to be up to £465m a year. The Company, which will be owned …


  • APCC seeks Nick Clegg’s backing for extension of mental health support

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    The APCC is seeking Nick Clegg’s backing for a proposal that could radically improve the experiences of some of the most vulnerable people suffering from mental health conditions. Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner and the APCC’s lead on Mental He …


  • Police chiefs given a new national voice

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    Police and Crime Commissioners, chief constables and local policing bodies across England and Wales have given the official seal of approval to the formation of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). Collaboration agreements have been signed wh …


  • No cuts to police budget announced by the Chancellor

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    Responding to today’s announcement by the Chancellor of no cuts to the police service budget, chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners finance group, Paddy Tipping, said: “We praise the government that during this difficult time th …


  • HMIC reports on domestic violence and protecting vulnerable people

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    Responding to the HMIC reports ‘Increasingly everyone’s business: A progress report on the police response to domestic violence’, and ‘Police effectiveness 2015 (Vulnerability)’, Vera Baird, Northumbria PCC and chair of the Association of Police and …


  • Police budget settlement

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    Responding to today’s announcement from the Home Office on provisional financial allocations for police forces, Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners finance group …


  • Nazir Afzal OBE appointed new chief executive

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    Mr Nazir Afzal OBE, a former chief crown prosecutor who led some of the most high profiles cases in recent years, has been appointed Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The Association of Police and Crime Commission …


  • Home Secretary addresses Association of Police and Crime Commissioners General Meeting

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    The Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, yesterday addressed the first meeting of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) since the May 6 elections, stressing that it is PCCs who will drive reform over the next four years. Thi …


  • Police & Crime Commissioners call for unity

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    Police & Crime Commissioners call for unity   Following the referendum on Europe, Police & Crime Commissioners across England and Wales have called for local communities to show tolerance, respect and unity towards each other.   The debat …


  • Vera Baird QC new Chair of APCC

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    Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria, elected the first woman Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). Labour PCC Baird, first elected as PCC in 2012 and with an increased majority in 2016, tak …


  • PCCs seek reassurances over the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) following resignation of Justice Goddard

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    PCCs seek reassurances over the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) following resignation of Justice Goddard Vera Baird QC, PCC for Northumbria and Chair of the APCC has today written to the Home Secretary outlining the concerns of P …


  • APCC responds to HMIC Public views of policing Report

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    APCC responds to HMIC Public views of policing Report   The report published today by HMIC showing that overall confidence in local policing is at its highest level in ten years illustrates the good work being undertaken by police across the countr …


  • APCC welcomes Justice Committee’s report on Restorative Justice

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    APCC welcomes Justice Committee’s report on Restorative Justice   The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners welcome the Justice Committee’s report on restorative justice (RJ), published today. High quality restorative justice, available to …


  • Response to the Specialist Capabilities Programme – Phase One Report

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    Responding to the Specialist Capabilities Programme – Phase One Report, Julia Mulligan PCC, Chair Police Reform and Transformation Board said: “We very much welcome the Specialist Capabilities Programme Report, this is an early stage in the process …


  • Decision not to make sex and relationships education compulsory is disappointing – APCC Chair

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    Commenting on the Government’s response to a Select Committee report into Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in Schools, APCC Chair Vera Baird QC said: “The Government’s decision not to press ahead with the Select Committee’s recommendation to ma …


  • APCC Victims Leads Welcome Stalking Orders

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    Vera Baird QC and Alison Hernandez who lead the victims group of police and crime commissioners nationally, today welcomed the launch of stalking orders. These orders announced by the Home Secretary will allow police to apply for restrictions on the …


  • Surrey PCC calls for drive to tackle inequality following Casey Review findings

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    The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, David Munro has called on PCCs across the country to help reduce inequality in our communities following the release of the Casey Review this week. The Surrey PCC has been chosen as the national lead for …


  • APPC Chair Responds to Reports that the Government has drawn up proposals to make the teaching of sex and relationships education in schools compulsory

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    APPC Chair, Vera Baird QC said: “Reports that plans have been drawn up to put the compulsory teaching of sex and relationships education in schools on a statutory footing are very encouraging. “The APCC strongly supports the call for SRE to be put …


  • Prime Minister’s Announcement on Mental Health – APCC Portfolio Lead for Mental Health Responds

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    Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement on mental health, Martyn Underhill, the APCC Portfolio Lead on Mental Health has made the following statement:  Amongst other measures, the PM has pledged: New support for schools, with every second …


  • Victims’ Services Budget – APCC Chair Response

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    Responding to the funding settlement for Police and Crime Commissioners for victims’ services in 2017/18, Dame Vera Baird QC, APCC Chair said: “Police and Crime Commissioners will welcome the announcement that funding for victims’ services in 2017/1 …


  • APCC Response to MOU on the Police Use of Restraint in Mental Health & Learning Disability Settings

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    Martyn Underhill PCC, APCC Portfolio Lead for Mental Health said: “Police and Crime Commissioner’s welcome this MOU, and acknowledge the hard work by Lord Carlisle and others in securing it over a two year timeframe. “This MOU will remove the confu …


  • Government must do the right thing and support sex and relationships education – APCC Chair

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    In response to amendments being made to the Children and Social Work Bill, which would make it a statutory responsibility for all secondary schools – including academies and free schools – to provide sex and relationships education to their students, …


  • LGBT History Month: Blog by David Munro, APCC lead for Equalities

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    To mark LGBT History Month, the APCC lead for Equalities, David Munro PCC, sets out what Police and Crime Commissioners are doing to help reduce inequality and promote safety amongst our diverse communities. Celebrating our differences in policing i …


  • National Police Chiefs’ Council: Audit and Assurance Board: Annual Report 2015-16

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    The establishment of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), soon after Police and Crime Commissioners took office, was about ensuring value for money and more effective coordination and future development of policing across England and Wales. T …


  • APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird QC Welcomes Relationships and Sex Education for all Schools

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    APCC Chair and APCC Portfolio Lead on Victims Dame Vera Baird QC has welcomed measures announced by the Secretary of State for Education today, that Relationships and Sex Education will now be on a statutory footing, to ensure that it is taught in al …


  • APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird QC on the 10 Year Anniversary of The Corston Report

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    On the 7th March, Vera Baird DBE QC spoke alongside the Secretary of State for Justice, Liz Truss MP at the launch of the new report Corston+10, hosted in the House of Lords by Baroness Corston and the charity Women in Prison. The launch marked the …


  • Hardyal Dhindsa PCC backs the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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    Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa today  offered his full support to an international campaign against racial discrimination. The Commissioner, who is the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ (APCC) deputy national …


  • APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird QC responds to NSPCC report into the number of recorded child sex offences

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    Responding to the NSPCC’s report into the number of recorded child sex offences, Dame Vera Baird QC, APCC Chair & Victims Portfolio Lead said: “This report highlights the scale of the challenge facing police forces in dealing with the number of …


  • APCC Chair statement following the attack in Westminster

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    Following the attack in Westminster, APCC Chair Dame Vera Baird QC said: “Following the terrible attack in Westminster our thoughts are with the friends and families of those that have been affected. “In particular I want to pay tribute to PC Keith …


  • Proposed Change to Chief Constable Appointments

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    Responding to The Times article today which states that police chief jobs will be opened to civilians, APCC Police Leadership Portfolio Lead, Dafydd Llywelyn said: “As part of their role in representing the public, Police and Crime Commissioners are …


  • APCC Calls for Safeguarding Action in the Issuing of Taxi Licenses

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    APCC Chair Vera Baird QC today reinforced the Association’s call for more robust licensing of taxis following the publication of a new report on child abuse. A serious case review published by the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board, examini …


  • APCC Blog on National Stalking Awareness Week

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    Alison Hernandez, the APCC Deputy Lead for the Victims Portfolio Group and the Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, shares her thoughts on National Stalking Awareness Week: This week is National Stalker Awaren …


  • APCC Blog on Mental Health Awareness Week

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    Matthew Scott, the Deputy Lead of the APCC Portfolio Group on Mental Health and Police & Crime Commissioner for Kent, speaks out for Mental Health Awareness Week:  As the APCC Deputy Lead on Mental Health, I support this year’s Mental Health Awa …


  • Randox Testing Services

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    APCC Chair, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners have been aware of the issues relating to toxicology testing with Randox Testing Services since they came to light earlier this year. “Public confidence in the integrity of forens …


  • APCC Statement – Resignation of Chief Executive

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Board said: “Nazir agreed and signed a contract when he took up the post of chief executive of the APCC confirming that he would not do any media without the consent of the APCC Board. “This is esse …


  • Statement from the Chair APCC on the incident at London Bridge

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    Following the incident at London Bridge, London, APCC Chair, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “For the second time in as many weeks our thoughts are with those killed and injured, and their families, following the dreadful events in central London on Saturd …


  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – APCC Fraud and Cyber Crime Lead, Clive Grunshaw Blog

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    As we increasingly live our lives through the internet – shopping, banking and socialising online – crime, especially fraud is a growing concern. We know that when it comes to these offences the criminals will relentlessly target the most vulnerable …


  • Response to the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Decision Not to Appeal

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    Responding to the decision of Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, not to apply for permission to appeal the High Court ruling against his decision to suspend and cause to resign the former Chief Constable David Crompton, …


  • APCC Chair condemns terrorist attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque

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    19 June 2017 | 18:27 APCC Chair, Dame Vera Baird QC condemns terrorist attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque.  Dame Vera Baird said: “Once again after last night’s terrorist incident in Finsbury Park we praise the work of our emergency services whil …


  • Scheme Failing to Compensate Blameless Survivors of Sexual Abuse

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    Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims Portfolio Lead at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has called for urgent changes to the way in which the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICA) deals with child and adult victims of sexual abuse and …


  • APCC Blog on the 50th Anniversary of the Partial Decriminalisation of Homosexuality

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    For the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality (27th July 2017), David Munro, the APCC Portfolio Lead on Equality, Diversity & Human Rights and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, talks about progress that ha …


  • APCC Victims Portfolio Leads Respond to Justice Minister Letter

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    Dame Vera Baird QC and Marc Jones, APCC Lead and Deputy Lead on Victims, respond to letter from the Secretary of State for Justice on scheme failing to compensate survivors of sexual abuse:  Dame Vera Baird QC, APCC Lead on Victims, has received a l …


  • Response to the NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report

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    Responding to the NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report, Julia Mulligan, chair of the National Rural Crime Network and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:  “The NFU Mutual’s report once again highlights the need for police across the co …


  • PRTB Chair Paddy Tipping Welcomes Funding for Police Reform Projects

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    The Chair of the Police Reform and Transformation Board (PRTB), Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Nottinghamshire, Paddy Tipping, has welcomed today’s announcement by Nick Hurd MP, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, regarding polic …


  • APCC Chair David Lloyd Responds to the Lammy Review

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    In response to the publication on the 8th September 2017 of the Lammy Review – an independent review into the treatment of and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales – APCC …


  • APCC Chair responds to report on police call room demand

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    “Police officers and staff work tireless to keep us all safe and, as Police and Crime Commissioners, we have a responsibility to the public to ensure that 999 and 101 calls are dealt with in an efficient and timely fashion. “We have seen an increase …


  • National Police Memorial Day

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    Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Chair, David Lloyd PCC said: “We are all incredibly proud of what our police officers do, often going above and beyond what is expected in order to keep us safe throughout the year. “National Police Mem …


  • Police Staff Council pay award update

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    A Police Staff Council (PSC) working party met on Friday 29 September to consider the 2017/8 pay award. The PSC trade unions have lodged a pay claim for 5%. The Employers’ Side of the PSC decided not to make a pay offer at the meeting on the basis t …


  • Mental Health & Custody Portfolio Lead Responds to Mental Health Act Review

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    On the 4th October, the government announced that there will be an independent review of the Mental Health Act, which will look at how the legislation is being used and make recommendations for improvement. In response to this, the Association of Pol …


  • APCC Leads Welcome Review of Mental Health Act

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    On World Mental Health Day APCC national leads welcome review of Mental Health Act legislation  World Mental Health Day provides a timely opportunity to reflect on last week’s announcement that an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 wil …


  • APCC backs greater protections for emergency workers

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    Ahead of this Friday’s Second Reading of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill in the House of Commons, APCC Workforce portfolio lead, Ron Hogg PCC said: “Our Police and wider emergency services work tirelessly to keep us safe and it is …


  • APCC Responds to Hate Crime Statistics

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    Hardyal Dhindsa, APCC lead on Hate Crime and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Derbyshire, responds to annual statistics published by the Home Office today on hate crime: “As APCC lead on hate crime, I am deeply concerned by 29% increase in ha …


  • Employers’ Side of the Police Staff Council – APCC statement

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    This week the Employers’ Side of the Police Staff Council made a pay offer to the police staff trade unions. The 2% headline pay offer includes a 1% consolidated increase and an additional non-consolidated 1% increase and mirrors the police officer …


  • APCC Lead on Mental Health Joins Prime Minister’s Independent Review Team

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    Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are to have a say in helping shape future mental health legislation after Kent PCC Matthew Scott was invited to join the Prime Minister’s independent review team. Mr Scott, the Association of Police and Crime Com …


  • Police Efficiency report – APCC response

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    Responding to the HMICFRS ‘PEEL: Police efficiency 2017’ report, APCC Performance Lead Matthew Scott PCC said: “The recognition in this inspection that police forces, on the whole, are continuing to manage their resources well, despite the changing …


  • APCC Lead on Alcohol and Substance Misuse calls for urgent rethink to tackle alcohol-related crime

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    Ahead of Alcohol Awareness Week, APCC national lead on alcohol and substance misuse says urgent rethink needed to cut £11.4billion cost of alcohol-related crime The national lead for alcohol and substance misuse for the APCC (Association of Police a …


  • Randox Testing Services – APCC Comment

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    Responding to today’s update from the NPCC on the status of the police investigation into data manipulation at Randox Testing Services, APCC Transparency and Integrity Lead, Julia Mulligan PCC said: “The impact of the police investigation into data …


  • Vision 2025 – One year on

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    Last November the Policing Vision 2025 was launched setting out the plan for policing over the next ten years.  Police Chiefs and Police and Crime Commissioners are now implementing a transformational programme of reform. The Home Office has committ …


  • APCC Victims Lead Blog: White Ribbon Day

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    On the 25 November the world will once again mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. Its origins date back to 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Declaration. Six y …


  • Employers’ Side of the Police Staff Council – APCC Comment

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    Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for Durham and Chair of the Employers’ Side of the Police Staff Council in response to the PSC Trade Unions recommending rejection of the 2017/8 pay offer: “It’s very disappointing that the trade uni …


  • APCC Responds to Public Accounts Committee Report on Online Fraud

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    Responding to today’s Public Accounts Committee report into the growing threat of online fraud, Clive Grunshaw PCC, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners lead for Online Fraud and Cybercrime, said:  “Police and Crime Commissioners will welco …


  • Senior Salaries Review Body review – APCC response

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    On the publication of the Home Secretary’s remit letter regarding a review of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) remuneration David Lloyd, APCC Chair, said: “We welcome the SSRB review, particularly the opportunity it provides to consider whether o …


  • APCC Welcomes Stalking Protection Bill

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    APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “The APCC welcomes the Stalking Protection Bill which will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons today. It offers a strong way of intervening early to control stalking, in particular where there …


  • PCCs call for action to improve police misconduct system

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    A new report, led by Police and Crime Commissioners, has found that whilst the police misconduct system is operating reasonably effectively, and Legally Qualified Chairs (LQCs) are settling into their role, action is required to improve the current a …


  • APCC Lead welcomes HMICFRS Report on Police Leadership

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    APCC Lead for Leadership Dafydd Llywelyn welcomes today’s report from HMICFRS regarding police leadership: “It is pleasing to see the positive improvements forces are making in improving working conditions for police officers and staff, especially i …


  • APCC Alcohol and Drugs Lead welcomes report from West Midlands PCC on local drugs policy

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    APCC National Lead for Alcohol and Substance Misuse Hardyal Dhindsa welcomes report from West Midlands PCC on local drugs policy: “With drug-related deaths at a record high, this week’s report from PCC David Jamieson and his team is an important and …


  • APCC calls for inquiry to look at all sides of disclosure

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    The APCC has welcomed the Justice Committee’s inquiry into disclosure in criminal trials and has criticised recent failures of prosecution disclosure.  However, it has urged the committee to also inquire into the issue of whether there is inappropria …


  • APCC calls for upskirting to become specific sexual offence

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    Responding to news today that campaigners are calling for upskirting to made a criminal offence, APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC PCC said: “Last August the APCC called for new legislation to tackle the invasive and appalling practice of upskir …


  • APCC response to new domestic abuse sentencing guidance

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    Responding to new guidance on domestic abuse from the Sentencing Council, APCC Victims Lead Dame Vera Baird QC PCC said: “This change in emphasis in the way that Courts will treat sentencing which involved domestic abuse is to be welcomed as the new …


  • PCCs best-placed to oversee probation

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    Ahead of his appearance in front of the Justice Committee tomorrow, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Chair and Criminal Justice lead, David Lloyd, is calling for PCCs to be given real oversight and accountability of local criminal justic …


  • APCC response to HMICFRS Police Effectiveness 2017 report

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    Responding to the HMICFRS ‘PEEL: Police Effectiveness 2017’ report, APCC lead for Performance Matthew Scott said: “This is another positive report for policing, which highlights that the majority of police forces are performing effectively. “Howeve …


  • APCC committed to working with Home Office and local partners to tackle serious violent crime

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Chair PCC David Lloyd has welcomed the UK Government’s Serious Violence Strategy as an “important and necessary step” in the drive locally and nationally to address the recent rise in violent crime. …


  • APCC Chair joins Serious Violence Taskforce

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    Responding to today’s announcement of the membership of new cross-party taskforce to take action against violent crime, APCC Chair David Lloyd said: “The serious violence taskforce has a fundamental role in driving forward and delivering on commitme …


  • Collaboration: Breaking Down Barriers to Efficient and Effective Working

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    This week I was delighted to be able to Chair a conference focused on emergency services collaboration – bringing together senior representatives across fire, health, police and coastguards. This was a valuable opportunity to take stock on the curren …


  • Statistical Bulletin on Crime in England and Wales – APCC response

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  • APCC Leads on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Meet Young Review Chair

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    On Friday 27th April 2018, David Munro, the APCC Lead on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) and Hardyal Dhindsa, the Deputy Lead on EDHR, met with Baroness Young of Hornsey and Dale Simon CBE, to discuss the Young Review Race Equality Audit  …


  • APCC Road Safety Lead on National Speed Awareness Course report

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    Alison Hernandez, APCC Road Safety Lead and PCC for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said: “Road safety is a key priority for Police and Crime Commissioners. It is one of the key issues raised by the public and accidents on our roads have a s …


  • Tribute to former PCC Bill Longmore

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    APCC Chair David Lloyd said: “Bill was a strong, independent voice among PCCs and had a natural ability to bring different groups together to do the best for West Mercia. “I’m very sad to hear of his death and I know fellow PCCs across the country …


  • APCC Chair welcomes announcement of Front Line Review

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    Responding to the Home Secretary’s speech to the Police Federation and news that the Home Office is to launch a Front Line Review into policing, APCC Chair David Lloyd said: “I was extremely encouraged by the tone of the Home Secretary’s speech to t …


  • APCC Road Safety Lead welcomes motorway lessons for learner drivers

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    Responding to the law change allowing learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland to have lessons on the motorway, Alison Hernandez, APCC Road Safety Lead and PCC for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said: “I very much welcome the change i …


  • Ferrers Award to recognise role of OPCC volunteers

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    Nominations for the annual Lord Ferrers awards, which open today, will for the first time include a specific category recognising the exceptional contribution of OPCC (Office of Police and Crime Commissioner) volunteers in policing. APCC Lead for Ci …


  • APCC welcomes new funding for breathalyser technology

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    Responding to the announcement that the Government is to provide funding to bring new mobile breathalyser technology to the market, Alison Hernandez, APCC Road Safety Lead and PCC for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said: “We welcome all mea …


  • APCC Chair statement - Grenfell Anniversary

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    APCC Chair and PCC for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd said:  “Today our thoughts are with the victims, survivors and the families of those affected by the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower last year.  “We also remember the firefighters, ambulance teams and …


  • APCC supports National Neighbourhood Watch Week

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    Neighbourhood Watch is providing new, practical information and help for its members to support the police in the detection and reduction of high-harm crimes. This week will see Neighbourhood Watch volunteers across England and Wales prepare to cele …


  • APCC backs upskirting legislation

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    Responding to news that the Government is to introduce a Bill this week to make upskirting a specific criminal offence, APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC PCC said: “We welcome the news that the Government is to introduce a Bill this Thursday to …


  • APCC comments on Road Safety Management Capacity Review

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    The APCC lead for road safety, Alison Hernandez, has welcomed the publication of an independent strategic assessment of road safety commissioned by the Government and re-confirms the offer from Police and Crime Commissioners to work with Government t …


  • APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC, welcomes the Government’s Female Offenders Strategy

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    Commenting on the strategy, Dame Vera said: “Female offenders are some of the most vulnerable members of society; they often have complex needs and may live with mental health issues, substance use, domestic abuse, homelessness, poor education and u …


  • Democracy, Policing and PCCs – National Democracy Week 2018

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    As we mark 2018 National Democracy Week, I am reminded again of the core democratic purpose of my role as a Police and Crime Commissioner. The model of British policing, envied around the world, has always been at its best when defined by the establ …


  • APCC statement following judgement in the Sir Cliff Richard case

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    Responding to today’s Sir Cliff Richard judgement, APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC said:  “We welcome today’s judgement in which Mr Justice Mann appears to endorse the general principle that a suspect has a reasonable expectation of privacy in …


  • APCC Performance Lead on today’s ONS police recorded crime statistics

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    Responding to the publication of the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) figures on police recorded crime, Matthew Scott, the APCC Performance Lead, said: “The public will be alarmed that police recorded crime continues to rise, up 13% across Engl …


  • APCC Workforce Lead responds to police pay award for 2018-9

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    Responding to today’s announcement of the police pay award for 2018-19, APCC Workforce Lead Ron Hogg said: “This pay award for police officers is the least that could have been expected for their hard work to keep our communities safe, often going a …


  • APCC Leads respond to latest figures on deaths in police custody

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    Responding to Independent Office for Police Conduct figures on deaths during or following police contact for 2017/18, APCC Lead for Transparency and Integrity, Julia Mulligan PCC said: “The fact that deaths in or following police custody are at thei …


  • PRTB Chair welcomes funding for police transformation

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    Responding to the Home Office announcement of funding awarded through the Police Transformation Fund, David Lloyd PCC, Chair of the Police Reform and Transformation Board, said: “The Board welcomes the further investment in policing that has been co …


  • APCC Lead on Hate Crime says #NO2HATE

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    On the eve of Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 (13-20 October 2018), Hardyal Dhindsa, the APCC Lead on Hate Crime and PCC for Derbyshire, shares his thoughts in the following blog As we head into Hate Crime Awareness Week my mind turns to the dreadful …


  • APCC Victims Lead (Dame Vera Baird QC) and Deputy Victims Lead (Marc Jones) write to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) following the recent Violence against Women Girls (VWAG) Report

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    A letter has been sent to Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, raising concerns about the reduction in rape prosecutions, recently highlighted in the Crown Prosecution Services’ (CPS) VAWG Crime report and on the current disclosure requi …


  • World Mental Health Day: Blog from APCC Mental Health Lead on the issues young people face #WMHD2018

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    Blog from Matthew Scott, APCC Mental Health Lead and Kent PCC: Earlier this year, in one of the biggest youth engagement exercises of its kind, almost 7,000 young people from more than 100 schools across Kent, told me their experiences of cyber-bull …


  • Measures to crack down on serious violence announced – APCC response

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    Ahead of the Home Secretary’s speech in which he is set to announce a series of measures to help crack down on serious violence, APCC Chair, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said: “Police and Crime Commissioners are currently helping to shape future partne …


  • APCC Leads to share learning at roundtable with Ministers for Rough Sleeping Strategy

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    APCC National Leads commenting on the Rough Sleeping Strategy, published today, said: “The Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, published today, is an important recognition of the need for a strong partnership approach across public services, busin …


  • APCC Lead responds to unacceptable sexual harassment in police

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    Responding to UNISON’s ‘Time to Stamp Out Sexual Harassment in the Police’ report, APCC Portfolio Lead for Transparency and Integrity, Julia Mulligan PCC said: “I was disappointed to see that there still seems to be a problem with police personnel a …


  • APCC welcomes support for vulnerable children through Trusted Relationships Fund

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    APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC PCC said: “This is good progress and very welcome. Many Police and Crime Commissioners have joined in the national forum to tackle CSE/A led by my deputy Marc Jones. The right way to tackle this appalling issue …


  • APCC welcomes productive engagement with charitable foundations

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    After welcoming representatives from a range of national charities engaged with policing and criminal justice for a meeting about co-operation to deliver shared priorities,  APCC Chief Executive Susannah Hancock said: “This was an excellent and prod …


  • Joint statement on chief officer recruitment and tenure

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    Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Chair, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC, said: “I am pleased that a roundtable meeting has been convened between the APCC, NPCC, College of Policing and relevant partners to discuss a range of issues in relatio …


  • APCC Victims Lead and Deputy Lead comment on HM Inspectorate of Probation CRCs report

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    APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “This report provides further evidence of the need for a radical overhaul to how offender management is provided to ensure that vulnerable victims receive the protection they need and that offenders are gi …


  • APCC Road Safety Lead responds to latest road casualty figures

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    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ road safety lead has called for greater efforts to reduce the number of deaths on British roads after figures showed there had been no reduction in fatalities in a year. PCC Alison Hernandez welcome …


  • APCC welcomes Victim Strategy and Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme review

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    Responding to the publication of the Government’s Victims Strategy, APCC Victims Lead, Dame Vera Baird PCC, said: “We welcome the Government’s Victims Strategy and the vision for a justice system that supports more victims to come forward by giving …


  • APCC response to NAO financial sustainability of police forces report

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    Responding to the National Audit Office report on the financial sustainability of police forces, APCC Chair, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said: “The National Audit Office rightly raises the issue of the financial stability and sustainability of policin …


  • Home Office Violence Reduction Unit Workshop

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    18 Police and Crime Commissioners successfully bid for Home Office funding to set up multi-agency Violence Reduction Units (VRUs). VRUs bring together specialists from health, police, local government, probation and community organisations to tackl …


  • APCC welcomes the call for a Perpetrator Strategy

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    Following Drive’s launch of both a Call to Action asking the government to publish a Perpetrator Strategy and the evaluation of the Drive pilot programmes, APCC Victims Lead, Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said: …


  • APCC Chief Executive, Susannah Hancock, at this year's Police ICT Summit

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    Susannah Hancock, Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners attended this year's Police ICT Company and National Police Technology Council's Joint Summit: Delivering Change At Pace In A Digitally Disrupted Age. Susannah s …


  • 'Time to Talk' - encouraging people to talk about mental health

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    Matthew Scott, APCC Lead for Mental Health and Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, has blogged in support of the campaign, encouraging people to talk about this issue. Mr Scott said: Last year, I was speaking with a Member of Parliament by phon …


  • APCC Victims Leads back Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness week

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    APCC Victims Leads back Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness week and support calls for a further independent review of rape.   Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “At present, all the evidence leads …


  • ALCOHOL AND DRUGS – HOW PCCS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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    ALCOHOL AND DRUGS – HOW PCCS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Recent figures show that almost a third of homicide victims and almost a third of homicide suspects were found by the police to have been under the influence of either alcohol or drugs at the time …


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  • Katy Bourne OBE, Chair of the APCC said:

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    "It is a day of great sadness for us and, on behalf of my PCC colleagues, I would like to offer our deepest condolences to Ron’s family, friends and everyone at Durham Constabulary. "We will all have our individual and fond memories of Ron who was t …


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  • APCC Hate Crime Lead responds to reports of increases in hate crime

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    APCC Hate Crime Lead, Hardyal Dhindsa, Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire said: “It’s deeply concerning to hear reports of people using offensive language or violence linked to the outbreak of coronavirus. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial …


  • Blog: Protecting the vulnerable during the coronavirus lockdown

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    Work will continue to protect the vulnerable, trapped at home with domestic abusers during the coronavirus lockdown. Blog from APCC Victims Leads, Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy …


  • Measures announced to protect NHS from coronavirus risk in prisons

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    Speaking in response to the announcement by Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland in relation to the early release of prisoners, David Lloyd, APCC Lead for Criminal Justice and Sue Mountstevens, Deputy Lead said: “In this unprecedented time of national em …


  • APCC welcomes support for modern slavery victims affected by coronavirus

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    Speaking in response to the announcement of government-funded safe accommodation for modern slavery victims for the next three months, APCC Modern Slavery Leads, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC and Alison Hernandez PCC said: “As PCC leads for modern slave …


  • Drive project focuses on perpetrators of domestic violence

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    INNOVATION: Engine for change: Drive project focuses on the perpetrators of domestic violence The rolling out of a new perpetrator programme proven to be successful in reducing domestic violence has been put on hold, due to the outbreak of COVID-1 …


  • Domestic abuse and Covid-19

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    INTERVIEW: Domestic abuse and Covid-19: Victims and perpetrators need alternative accommodation ‘urgently’ The lockdown has led to a steep rise in calls to domestic abuse helplines in the UK. While they offer vital support, alternative accommodati …


  • Weekend opening of bars and restaurants – APCC Chair response

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    Chair of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners Katy Bourne OBE said: “We are now benefiting from the sacrifices we have made to curb the spread of the virus and are slowly able to return to some normality. “I understand that people wil …


  • PCC welcomes next stage of review into drugs misuse in the UK

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    The APCC’s national lead for Drugs and Alcohol and Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa has today welcomed the latest phase of a national review into the misuse of illegal drugs in England.  Mr Dhindsa, who contributed evidence …


  • Overhaul of Family Courts to protect domestic abuse victims

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    APCC Victims Leads, Deputy Mayor of London, Sophie Linden, and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner of North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, said “We warmly welcome today’s announcement that the Government will be taking forward a range of measures to sup …


  • National Specials Weekend

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    APCC Citizens in Policing Lead, Alun Michael, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales said: “On behalf of Police and Crime Commissioners I want to mark National Volunteers Week and National Specials Weekend by thanking everyone that volunteer …


  • Home Office bi-annual Police Workforce statistics

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    APCC Workforce Lead, Kim McGuinness and Equalities, Diversity and Human Rights Lead, Hardyal Dhindsa said: “We welcome the figures announced by the Home Office today, showing growth in both the police officer workforce and the increased proportion o …


  • Home Office Police Officer Uplift Programme

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    APCC Chair, Paddy Tipping said: “Police and Crime Commissioners are committed to meeting the targets for the recruitment of police officers established by the Police Uplift Programme. "It is testament to the hard work of the police service, both lo …


  • Making best use of taxpayers’ money

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    Covid-19 has impacted upon every UK business and industry. Policing has been no exception. But while the spotlight this summer has been on policing the pandemic, we continue to work behind the scenes on longer-term ambitions and transformation. Effo …


  • Improving Public Accountability

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    PCCs are locally elected and accountable to the public and have the responsibility for holding Chief Constables to account for local policing on behalf of their communities. The APCC supports PCCs to provide effective scrutiny of police performance, …


  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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    Blog from APCC’s national lead for Mental Health, Matthew Scott, PCC for Kent: The tragedy and disruption brought about by Covid-19 has torn through all aspects of everyday life. Going to work, buying a pint of milk, seeing a loved one, exercising, …


  • The death of George Floyd in the USA

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    Following the death of George Floyd APCC Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Leads, David Munro, PCC for Surrey and Hardyal Dhindsa, PCC for Derbyshire said:  "Alongside our communities, we are saddened and appalled by the footage that has emerged …


  • Preventing Serious Violence

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    The APCC is supporting PCCs as they bring partners together to tackle the scourge of serious violence in our communities, including leading work in 18 areas across the country to create and deliver multi-agency Violence Reduction Units to identify an …


  • Championing Equality & Diversity in Policing and Criminal Justice

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    While the APCC’s work on equality, diversity and human rights is led by a designated EDHR (Equalities, Diversity & Human Rights) portfolio, these are cross-cutting issues and we are committed to reflecting and considering in everything that we do …


  • Cross-party PCCs seek assurances from Home Secretary about Brexit

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    The APCC’s three lead Brexit Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), Matthew Scott, Lord Willy Bach and Martyn Underhill met with the Home Secretary yesterday to discuss policing and the UK leaving the European Union. Discussions focussed on continge …


  • Report highlights challenges policing faces in delivering neighbourhood policing

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    Responding to the publication of the Future of Neighbourhood Policing report published by the Police Foundation, APCC Lead for Local Policing and Partnerships, Keith Hunter PCC said: “I welcome this study by the Police Foundation which highlights th …


  • Government's funding announcement to improve courts and prisons

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    APCC response to the Government’s announcement on an extra £285 million-worth of improvements to courts and prisons Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Katy Bourne OBE said: “On behalf of all Police and Crime Commissioners …


  • Have your say: APCC Roads Enforcement and Safety Survey

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    The APCC Road Safety and Roads Policing Portfolio has launched a national public engagement survey, designed to understand public perception of road safety and enforcement. The Government is currently reviewing roads policing and what the future of …


  • Policing Covenant

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    Responding to the news that the Police Covenant is to be enshrined in law, APCC Chair, Paddy Tipping PCC said: “We welcome this announcement, in particular the focus on protection, health and wellbeing and support for families. Police officers, sta …


  • Developing Police Capabilities & Tackling Serious Organised Crime

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    Never have we needed more to work with partners, both in and outside of policing, to join up services and to tackle the rise of serious and organised crime (SOC), which operates transnationally and internationally. The APCC works with PCCs to devel …


  • Covid-19 Impact on Mental Health Partners and Policing

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    Are people with mental health problems getting the right care, from the right person at the right time during the Covid19 pandemic? “As APCC Mental Health Lead, I am inviting organisations, including those with experience of working with policing, …


  • Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

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    Ahead of the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 tomorrow, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa and DCC Mark Hamilton, national Hate Crime Leads for the APCC and NPCC respectively, have issued the following statement: "This year, the coronavirus pandemic poses a …


  • World Mental Health Day 2020 Blog

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    Blog from APCC’s national lead for Mental Health, Matthew Scott, PCC for Kent: 2020 has been a difficult time for us all. World Mental Health Day this year is even more timely than ever and serves as an important reminder of the need to look after …


  • IOPC Deaths Following Police Contact report

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    APCC Mental Health & Custody Lead Matthew Scott, PCC for Kent, and Deputy Lead Martyn Underhill, PCC for Dorset, respond to IOPC Deaths Following Police Contact report 19/20: “As elected Police and Crime Commissioners and National Leads for Ment …


  • Prime Minister announces four-week England lockdown

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    Prime Minister announces a second national lockdown for England APCC Chair and PCC for Nottinghamshire, Paddy Tipping said: “We have just heard the Prime Minister announce a second national lockdown for England to prevent mortality cases rising to …


  • Will Pryce

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    Policy and Political Group Manager Will.pryce@apccs.police.uk Will is the APCC policy lead for local policing and partnerships, which supports PCCs on matters relating to neighbourhood policing. He also manages the road safety and roads policing …


  • Will Pryce - Policy and Political Group Manager

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    Will is the APCC policy lead for local policing and partnerships, which supports PCCs on matters relating to neighbourhood policing. He also manages the road safety and roads policing portfolio, and international and strategic policing, business crim …


  • APCC Chair Paddy Tipping - second lockdown and Remembrance Sunday

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    A video message from Paddy Tipping, APCC Chair and PCC for Nottinghamshire, on the second national lockdown in England and this year's Remembrance Sunday event. Mr Tipping recognizes how hard this second lockdown is for people. He says we must all w …


  • APCC Victims Leads welcome plans to improve the Victims Code of Practice

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    The Government has published an updated Victims Code of Practice which will come into effect from April 2021. APCC Victims Leads, Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime & Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crim …


  • APCC responds to Chancellor's Spending Review

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    The APCC has responded to today's Spending Review announcement. Roger Hirst, APCC Finance Lead, said: "Police and Crime Commissioners welcome the Government’s commitment to investing in the ongoing plan to recruit an additional 20,000 police office …


  • #KeepingChristmasKind

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    Shopworkers and their families speak out about abuse in moving Christmas campaign A film has been produced which features real people who have put themselves at risk working in essential shops, keeping families fed and providing vital human interact …


  • APCC Chair gives evidence to Lords' Constitution Committee

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    The Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Paddy Tipping has told a House of Lords committee that police officers have not always had sufficient or timely enough information to effectively enforce Covid-19 regulations. Appearing …


  • APCC Chair congratulates those who received Honours in the New Year's Honours List

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    In congratulating all those who received Honours in the New Year's Honours List today, APCC Chair Paddy Tipping said: “Police and Crime Commissioners would like to congratulate everyone who is receiving New Year’s Honours for their hard work and com …


  • Lockdown 3: Policing and mental health services prepare for increased demand

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    As the UK embarks on a further national lockdown, policing and mental health services are preparing for increased mental health-related demand. While some policing areas experienced initial dips in mental health demand at the beginning of the spring …


  • Police issuing fines to those who break the coronavirus rules

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    “Police officers have discretion in how they implement the regulations. Generally, they take a common sense approach and seek to engage and explain rather than enforce through a fixed penalty notice. “The vast majority of the public understand the s …


  • Efforts to recruit 20,000 more police officers by March 2023 are ahead of schedule

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    The Home Office has announced that progress towards recruiting 20,000 more police officers by March 2023 is ahead of schedule. Commenting on the latest data, APCC Workforce Lead Kim McGuinness said: “Police and Crime Commissioners have actively supp …


  • PCCs, Parliamentarians and partners discuss race disparity at virtual event

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    The importance of Police and Crime Commissioners having made diversity and social justice a priority in their Police and Crime Plans for Chief Constables to deliver against was highlighted at a virtual event this week. More than 70 people including …


  • PCCs are putting Safer Streets Funding to good use

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    Police and Crime Commissioners warmly welcome the Government’s announcement last week that a further £20million is being made available to them through the Safer Streets Fund. And while PCCs and their teams set about submitting bids into the fund fo …


  • Extra £40m for specialist support services for rape and domestic abuse victims

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    The Government has today (1 February) announced that a further £40million will be made available to specialist support services for victims of rape and domestic abuse. APCC Victims Leads Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime; a …


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    Here are the results of the first ever PCC election, which took place on the 15th November 2012.Summary of results Elected: 16 Conservative (39% of 41) 13 Labour (31.7%) 12 Independent (29.2%) Overall vote share: 33% Labour 27% Conservat …


  • Survey launched to measure public perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders

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    Sussex's Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, in partnership with the APCC, has created an online survey designed to understand the public’s perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders. The survey includes a question …


  • How PCCs are making the police complaints system more user-friendly

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    Three cross-party Police and Crime Commissioners have told a panel of MPs how they have each made the complaints system more user-friendly in their areas. PCCs in England and Wales have the freedom to choose to adopt one of three models of complaint …


  • Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill introduced in Parliament

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    Today the Government is due to introduce the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to Parliament. Commenting on the sentencing aspects of the Bill, the APCC’s Criminal Justice Lead David Lloyd said: “The public needs to have confidence in the cr …


  • Giving offenders opportunities to change, and the skills to rebuild their lives

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    As the Government introduces a new Bill to bring about sentencing reforms, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, (APCC) has launched a new report which demonstrates how Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are ending the revolving door …


  • HMICFRS publishes annual assessment of England’s fire and rescue services

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    Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services Sir Thomas Winsor has published his annual assessment of England’s fire and rescue services. APCC Lead on Fire, Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, Matthew Ellis …


  • Role of the PCC

    What does your Police and Crime Commissioner do for you? Click the image to zoom in and find out more Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected for the second time on the 5th of May 2016 in 40 force areas across England and Wal …


  • APCC and NPCC Partnership Summit 2020 #policeconf20

    Our very successful joint summit between the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) was recently held in Westminster.  The event brought together senior leaders, politicians, experts and d …


  • Violence Reduction Units In Focus

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    Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse MP: "Violent crime has devastating, traumatic and long-lasting impact on victims, families and wider communities. Tackling this problem is a top priority; that is why the Home Office has invested £70m ov …


  • Prevention In Focus

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    Minister for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service, Kit Malthouse MP: "The best way to fight crime is to stop it happening in the first place. It is therefore my pleasure to contribute to this publication which showcases the vital leadership role PCCs …


  • Record number of women among candidates contesting PCC and Mayoral elections

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    A record number of women are bidding to be Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in the elections on May 6. With the deadline to stand having now past, analysis of the lists of candidates show that in England 30 women are standing in 35 seats, while …


  • National Networks

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    Police and Crime Commissioners are committed to expanding their work with their colleagues and partners through national networks that bring the right people together to explore and deliver solutions to cross cutting issues. The APCC Policy Teams sup …


  • PCCs welcome Domestic Abuse Act, but want sustainable funding for victims’ support services

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    The landmark Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent today. Julia Mulligan - Joint Victims Lead for the APCC and the outgoing Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire - said: ‘Domestic abuse has always been a priority for Police and …


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  • National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network (NATMSN)

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    The network is a vital platform which brings together Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC’s) from across England and Wales, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC), The National Police Chief Council (NPCC) lead and the Home Office Modern S …


  • Mental Health Awareness Week: Connecting with nature

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    A blog from APCC Mental Health Lead Matthew Scott: Mental Health Awareness Week is always an important opportunity for us all to talk about this important issue. After a difficult year for so many of us, it remains something that should be at the to …


  • Record number of women to govern policing across England and Wales

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    More than half of the police forces in England and Wales are to be governed by new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs); Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners (PFCCs); and deputy mayors for policing – including a record number of women. Last week’s …


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    Thames Valley

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley
    01865 541 957

  • Stephen Mold

    Northamptonshire

    Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
    01604 888113

  • Tim Passmore

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    Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk
    01473 782773

  • Jonathan Evison

    Humberside

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    01482 220787

  • Elections

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    2021 RESULTS Elections were held on Thursday 6 May for 35 Police and Crime Commissioners; four Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners; and three Mayors. The winning candidates taking up their posts for a three-year term from Thursday 13 May are li …


  • Lisa Townsend

    Surrey

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey
    01483 630200

  • Baroness Hughes

    Greater Manchester

    Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester Combined Authority
    0161 778 7000

  • Andy Dunbobbin

    North Wales

    Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales
    01492 805486

  • Joy Allen

    Durham

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham
    0191 375 2001

  • About the APCC

    The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) is a company limited by guarantee. Its is overseen and directed by an elected Chair and Board of Directors. All Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners …


  • STATUTORY FUNCTIONS AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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    PCCs have powers to bring together local partners; commission services and make grants; take on responsibility for emergency service collaboration and FRSs (England only). This section includes: Statutory Responsibilities, Holding to Account, The Co …


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    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 …


  • Festus Akinbusoye

    Bedfordshire

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire
    01234 842064

  • Darryl Preston

    Cambridgeshire

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire
    0300 333 3456

  • Chris Nelson

    Gloucestershire

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
    01452 754348

  • Alun Michael

    South Wales

    Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales
    01656 869366

  • 'PCCs are working to promote inclusivity and challenge injustices'

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    Statement from John Campion, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, on behalf of the APCC’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights portfolio: Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Whilst it happened thousands of miles …


  • Angelique Foster

    Derbyshire

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
    0300 122 6000

  • Caroline Henry

    Nottinghamshire

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire
    0115 844 5998

  • VRU Programme Coordinator - West Midlands OPCC

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    The Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is an alliance of organisations working together to reduce violence within the West Midlands. They are seeking a Programme Coordinator to join the Unit, hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner. This is an exciti …


  • Chief Constable vacancy – Dorset Police

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    The PCC is seeking an exceptional and proven leader who will build on past successes, deliver the priorities as set out in his Police and Crime Plan, and drive the Force towards being ‘outstanding’. From the PCC, the successful candidate will have a …


  • More still needs to be done to attract BAME candidates into policing

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    The APCC’s Workforce Lead says more still needs to be done to attract Black and Ethnic Minority candidates into policing. Kim McGuinness was speaking today during a discussion on Police Recruitment During the Pandemic at the Police Federation Confer …


  • Officers and staff recognised for their exceptional work and dedication

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    Reacting to the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021, Vice Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Roger Hirst said: “On behalf of all PCCs across England and Wales, I’d like to congratulate the many police officers and staff who hav …