The Police and Crime Plan is the statutory document setting out the objectives of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
It also sets out the resources and governance arrangements to give effect to those objectives.
In line with the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the plan must be adopted for a defined planning period and be kept under review.
The plan must set out the following:
- the Commissioner’s police and crime objectives;
- the policing of Cleveland which the Chief Constable is to provide;
- the financial and other resources which the commissioner makes available to the Chief Constable;
- the means by which the Commissioner will scrutinise the provision of policing and the performance of the police;
- the arrangements for services that the Commissioner will put in place to reduce crime and disorder and to help victims, witnesses and others affected by crime or antisocial behaviour.
Both the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable must have regard to the plan when exercising their powers and duties.
In accordance with s5 of the 2011 Act, the Cleveland Police and Crime Panel formally reviewed drafts of the 2016-2021 Police and Crime Panel on 21st July, 8th September and 10th November 2016.
On each occasion, panel members were given the opportunity to comment on the plan. A report from the Panel Chair was sent to the Police and Crime Commissioner on 8th December 2016 stating that members have been consulted and views taken into consideration throughout the drafting stages of the Plan. The Commissioner responded to that report.
The Commissioner therefore formally issues the Police and Crime Plan for the period 2016 to 2021