The Commissioner has a responsibility to produce a Police and Crime Plan. This replaces the Local Policing Plan which was traditionally written by the Constabulary, but approved and owned by the Police Authority. The plan must be reviewed by the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel who can make recommendations to the Commissioner who must have regard to them.
The Police and Crime Plan must set out:
- Police and crime objectives – which must ‘have regard’ to the relevant priorities of each responsible authority, (such as local authorities, health, probation trusts and the fire and rescue service).
- How financial and other resources will be allocated – including setting the precept and issuing crime and disorder reduction grants. The Commissioner can issue grants to any organisation which they consider will contribute to securing crime and disorder reduction in an area.
- The means by which the Chief Constable will report back to the commissioner on how they are delivering the policing service.
The means by which the Chief Constable’s performance in providing policing will be measured.
Variations to the Police and Crime Plan
Date: March 18, 2015
Appendix 1 – Finances – updated for the new financial year. The section sets out the Police and Crime Commissioner’s budget and resourcing for the financial year 2015/16 and financial forecasts to 2018/19. The panel endorsed the variation to the plan.
Date: January 20, 2015
The section on maintaining local policing was updated to better reflect the changes in local policing. The panel endorsed the variation to the Plan.
Date: March 19, 2014
Following the Police and Crime Panel’s approval of the 2014/15 budget the Police and Crime Plan was varied to include updated information on the budget, the 2014/15 Crime and Disorder Reduction Grants and workforce data. The Panel endorsed the variation to the Plan.
Date: February 5, 2014
The second formal variation to the Police and Crime Plan 2013-16 was reviewed by the Police and Crime Panel on February 5. The variation updated page 7 to reflect the enhanced status of partnership working on key themes such as Victims, Offenders and Vulnerable Adults. The panel endorsed the variation.
Date: July 18, 2013
The first formal variation to the Police and Crime Plan 2013-16 was reviewed by the Police and Crime Panel on July 18. The variation updated the collaboration section of the Plan to ensure it reflected the continued provision of policing across Cambridgeshire.
Previous variations of the plan, and the Police and Crime Panel responses are still available here.