Town & Parish Conference - The Role of the Sussex Police Crime Commissioner - Lewes District Council
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Town & Parish Conference - The Role of the Sussex Police Crime Commissioner - Lewes District Council Town & Parish Conference - The Role of the Sussex Police Crime Commissioner - Lewes District Council Presentation Transcript

  • Role of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Mark Streater Chief Executive
  • Role of the PCC • Set the strategic direction of Sussex Police – Police and Crime Plan ‘Safer in Sussex’ • Scrutinise, support and challenge overall performance • Hold Chief Constable to account; efficient and effective policing, and management of resources. • Decide the budget and set the precept • Hire and fire Chief Constable • Prepare annual report and update Police and Crime Panel
  • Policing Protocol • Sets out how the functions of PCCs, Chief Constables and Police and Crime Panels should work in relation to each other. • Operational independence of CC is a fundamental principle of British Policing • Communication, clarity of understanding and respect for each others roles essential. • PCC and CC relationship built on professionalism, goodwill, openness and trust
  • Katy Bourne, Your Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Police and Crime Plan – ‘Safer in Sussex’
  • SPR = Strategic Policing Requirement KPS = Keeping People Safe NP = Neighbourhood Policing BUR = Best Use of Resources SS2015 = Serving Sussex 2015 CSPs = Community Safety Partnerships LAs = Local Authorities SCJB = Criminal Justice Board YOS = Youth Offending Services Health = Health & Wellbeing Boards and National Health Service
  • Crime and Community Safety • Effective Sussex Community Safety Partnerships – Joined up working • ‘Safer in Sussex Grant’ -£200k support local crime reducing initiatives • Live webcast Chief Constable Performance and Accountability meetings. • Challenge: Burglary, 101 Call Answering times, Response to calls,, Op Mansell. Overall crime -9.4% • PCC set up Youth Commission – Big Conversation young people in Sussex.
  • Public Confidence • PCC’s Pledge to increase visibility: 80 + Police Officers 30 + PCSOs 120+ Specials 32 + Civilian Investigators • Increase reporting Domestic Abuse/Violence, Serious Sexual Violence, Hate Crime and ASB
  • Victim Focus • White Ribbon Status – Sussex Police 1st in UK • Victim Services – PCC bigger fund - put in place best services victims/witnesses • High satisfaction rate 85% - but can do better
  • Value for Money • Serving Sussex 2015 programme - £52m savings, 20% of budget • Estate Strategy – 5yrs , £20m investment led by PCC making neighbourhood policing more visible/accessible. • PCC drive out savings from contracts - Custody Contract £1m savings • Budget 2014/15 – PCC determine funds needed for emerging policing threats.
  • Precept background • Sussex Police Precept has remained the same since April 2010 (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) • At £138.42 per Band D it is the lowest of all English shire forces and the fourth lowest in England and Wales • Savings on target for 2014-15 but no provision for investments. Further savings totalling £26m required over the next two years
  • Policing needs going forward - Frontline policing - Increase visibility and resilience of neighbourhood and response policing - Serious Sexual Offending - Increase capability to tackle serious sexual offending, child exploitation, organised and repeat domestic abuse and violence - Cyber Crime - Counter the emerging threat of cyber crime, fraud, identity theft and serious organised crime - Mobile technology -Develop mobile technology to maximise visibility and productivity of officers and staff
  • ‘I am here to represent the people of Sussex in driving down crime, to be your voice, to air your concerns and work tirelessly to make Sussex the safest place possible, to live, work and visit’ Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner