Police and Crime Commissioners is an independent elected position that is charged with securing effecient and effective policing over their force area.
This office replaces the role of the police authority, which previously held this oversight capacity.
Alan Charles was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire in November 2012, and you can find out more about the role, his vision for policing in Derbyshire, and contact details on the Derbyshire PCC website:
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles is formally seeking the views of residents before he finalises his police precept for 2014-15 and presents it to the Police and Crime Panel for consideration at the end of January 2014. He is responsible for setting the budget for Derbyshire Constabulary. He also sets the local "police precept" - that is the part of Council Tax that goes to funding the police service, making Crime Reduction Grants and running the Commissioner’s office.
H e is responsible for setting the budget for Derbyshire Constabulary. He also sets the local "police precept" - that is the part of Council Tax that goes to funding the police service, making Crime Reduction Grants and running the Commissioner’s office.
The Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan outlines the policing objectives for Derbyshire. Coupled with the results of public consultations throughout the year and an annual Risk and Threat process, resources are allocated to areas of greatest need.
Whilst the public of Derbyshire has seen 10 years of crime reduction, new challenges are emerging, in particular around cybercrime, child sexual exploitation and the needs of new communities.
However, in order to meet these challenges and continue to recruit police officers, Derbyshire Constabulary has to plan on the basis of continuing cuts in government grant.
Please take a moment to give your views on the budget for policing Derbyshire so that the PCC’s decisions will reflect your priorities.
Visit the PCC's website to complete the survey.