Creating the conditions for integration (Communities and Local Government, 2012)
UK Border Agency newsletter (March 2012)
Yorkshire & The Humber Partnership and Engagement Update (UK Border Agency, December 2011)
Police and Crime Commissioners
Raising awareness and understanding of police and crime commissioners
The Home Office has published a handbook to support and advise communicators in police forces and police authorities to make the public aware of PCCs and improve their understanding of the PCCs role. It also provides information on the work being carried out by the Electoral Commission and others to raise awareness of PCC elections. You can read the handbook on the Home Office website.
Local Government Association PCC webpages
The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a police and crime commissioner’s area on their community safety section of their website. This gives information for prospective candidates, partners and councils and consists of LGA briefings for PCCs, information on police and crime panels and the LGA’s offer to PCCs. There is also an exclusive monthly e-bulletin service that prospective candidates can sign up to where they can receive the latest LGA news; in addition there are useful LGA publications that are downloadable on the website. Visit the LGA’s website for more information.
Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) produce guidelines for interaction with PCC candidates
ACPO has developed guidelines to be circulated and adopted by Police Forces in England and Wales; the document draws on local authority experience in dealing with prospective PCC candidates. It covers principles to help individuals make decisions on how to respond to requests from political parties and those seeking election as a representative of one of those parties, or independent candidates. Download the guidelines from the ACPO website.
The Home Office now has candidate briefings on the police and crime commissioners section of their website. The candidate briefings provide information to candidates on partnership working, structures and initiatives. There is a specific briefing on the VCSE Sector. To read the briefings visit the Home Office website.
Police and crime commissioners – A guide for community safety partnerships (Local Government Association, January 12)
What partners need to know (Home Office, January 12)
Police and Crime Panels
The Government's Alcohol Strategy (March 2012)