The Police and Crime Commissioner has a statutory duty to ‘act in co-operation’ with responsible authorities (local authorities, health, police, probation trusts and the fire and rescue service) to reduce crime and disorder. The reciprocal arrangement is broadly defined by the Home Office to allow for local arrangements. The Commissioner must also work with the criminal justice system to ensure they provide an efficient and effective service.
When setting the police and crime objectives for policing and reducing crime and disorder the Commissioner must ‘have regard’ for the crime and reduction priorities set by partners and the strategic direction of the criminal justice system.
In Cambridgeshire all the responsible authorities come together at the Cambridgeshire Countywide Strategic Community Safety Board.
Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to collaborating with others to provide effective and efficient services at reduced cost. More information can be found in the ‘Collaboration’ section of this website.