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Home Office

  1. 1. PCCs: the final countdownCurrent activity and future plansKatie Aston; katie.aston2@homeoffice.gsi.gov.ukGregg Mead; gregg.mead@homeoffice.gsi.gov.ukCrime Directorate
  2. 2. PCCs: the final countdownElections Thursday 15 November
  3. 3. PCCs: the final countdownElections: facts and figures• The ‘Notice of election’ will open the nominations on 8 October; nominations will close on 19 October.• The elections are governed by secondary legislation: the Home Office has made more than 250 pages of legislation over the past 12 months• Elections based on supplementary vote system, as for Mayor of London• 41 Police Area Returning Officers co-ordinating elections across more than 31,000 polling stations for an electorate of 36 million people• Monday 19 November: all names of elected PCCs known
  4. 4. PCCs: the final countdownElectionsHome Office publicity: the role of PCCsResearch Campaign: 5 to 24 October• Top issues of interest to the public: • Outdoor posters - irritating crimes and ASB • Choosemypc.org.uk - general PCC information• Most important PCC duties: - Freephone number EC - ensuring value for money - pre-ordering candidate website - prioritising the crime of most booklet concern to the community - candidate pages• Repetition of election constituted - postcode search memorable call to action • Channel 4 promotion • Online film and forum • Poll cards
  5. 5. PCCs: the final countdown Elections Electoral Commission: how and where to vote • Campaign runs from 22 October to 15 November, on radio, on TV, and online • National door drop to every household in England (outside London) and Wales HO • Aboutmyvote. co.uk website - explanation of PCCs - explanation of supplementary vote system and guide to ballot paper - information in the register newsletter
  6. 6. PCCs: the final countdownElections: who will the PCCs be? (1)• Approx 134 candidates identified so far - The Labour Party: candidates in 41 PFAs - Conservative Party in 36 - Liberal Democrats in 6• 40 independent candidates in 22 of the 41 areas• Smaller parties, including UKIP (3), English Democrats (6) and the political wing of the English Defence League (1)• Overall, 19% of PCC candidates are women.• Striking individual candidates include: - Lord Prescott (Humberside) - Air Chief Marshal Sir Clive Loader - Lord Toby Jug – Monster Raving Loony Party - Jane Kennedy, Vera Baird, Michael Mates
  7. 7. Elections: who will the PCCs be? (2)Previous All candidates Conservative Labour IndependentexperienceLocal politics 56 (49%) 20 (59%) 21 (53%) 6 (21%)Policing 19 (17%) 4 (12%) 1 (3%) 13 (45%)National 12 (10%) 1 (3%) 10 (25%) 1 (3%)politicsOther criminal 10 (9%) 2 (6%) 3 (8%) 3 (10%)justiceMilitary 8 (7%) 6 (18%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%)Business 5 (4%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 3 (10%)Other 5 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 2 (7%)Total (with 115 34 40 29data available)
  8. 8. PCCs: the final countdownCommunications . . . . . . for candidates • criteria for standing for election • details of PCC pay HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT • information on the oath TAKES? • 50 briefings over four themes - the role of the PCC - national landscape - partnership working - national policy and strategies
  9. 9. PCCs: the final countdownCommunications . . . . . . for the public • Role of the Police and Crime Commissioner • Information on the elections • PCC salary details • Postcode link to local force • Accountability • News releases and speeches • How to complain
  10. 10. PCCs: the final countdownCommunications . . . . . . for partners • Regular update bulletin • Guidance on consulting victims • Guidance on partnership working - with health care services - with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector - with the criminal justice system • Information on commissioning services for community safety
  11. 11. PCCs: the final countdownCommunications beyond the Home Office Police Superintendents’(TopOfTheCops.com) Association
  12. 12. PCCs: the final countdownPolice and Crime PanelsThe story so far . . .• Notification received from all 37 police force areas in England, councillors appointed, and arrangements made• Wales: later deadline than England, but three force areas have submitted their nominations and fourth expected soon• All panels are appointing independents• Home Secretary is considering requests from 11 panels for co-option of additional councillors to secure balance• All panels are as balanced as is reasonably practicable• Some shadow panels have already met
  13. 13. PCCs: the final countdownPolice and Crime PanelsChanges in Police and Crime Panel (Precepts andChief Constable) Regulations 2012 Precept –setting timetable Veto powers What: PCC’s deadline for What: Requirement to hold a informing the PCP of their confirmation hearing and publish proposed precept now moved to Budget regulations a report in relation to the second 1 February candidate Why: More time to prepare budget; Why: To ensure that all PCC will be able to base their candidates for appointment as precept proposal on more accurate chief constable are subject to the funding information same level of scrutiny
  14. 14. PCCs: the final countdownThe first 100 (ish) days PCCs Proposed take precept to office PCPs 15 Nov 22 Nov 12/13 Dec 1 February 31 March PCC Home Police PCCs and crime Office elected plan event published PCCs can take oath any time in first two months, but cannot act in the office of PCC until they’ve done so
  15. 15. PCCs: the final countdownThe first 100 days Evolving landscape • Revised role for Home Office in new landscape • Engagement plan • Greater contribution from other departments • College of Policing starts on 1 December 2012 Support in a Interference from • PCCs’ regular meeting new role government with Home Secretary Media handling plan
  16. 16. PCCs: the final countdownNational PCC involvementAccountable on local priorities, but opportunities for representation on:• College of Policing• National Crime Agency• New IT company• Value for Money• National Police Air ServiceForce contribution to Strategic Policing RequirementNational portfolios?
  17. 17. PCCs: the final countdownStaff transfers: the plan PCC decides which . . . All police . . . police staff staff transfer to . . . ... Office of employment the PCC of Chief Constable 22 November 2012 By 1 April 2014
  18. 18. PCCs: the final countdownCommissioningCentral funds available to the PCC• Police Main Grant• Community Safety Fund from April 2013 until end March 2014Some opportunities for joint commissioning Single Joint Health Services for & Wellbeing integrated victims Strategies plan Payment Partnership by results plans
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