Information for Candidates
This section is dedicated to providing information and briefings to Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidates. There are links to other sections and websites where key information will assist candidates in developing manifestos and policy in Cheshire.
We have prepared a briefing pack for candidates which provides background information about Cheshire Constabulary and the achievements and challenges facing the organisation.
Anyone can stand as a PCC as long as certain requirements are met, you do not have to belong to a political party. The Home Office has published a document called 'Have You Got What it Takes?' which explains more about who can and how to stand as a candidate.
Information for PCC Candidates in Cheshire
The Police Authority Chief Executive's Office aims to provide useful information for candidates.
A selection of approved policing images have been made available to candidates for use in campaign material. Partners who also wish to use policing images in newsletters and publications should contact the Engagement Manager of the Police Authority.
All requests for information from prospective candidates are recorded and logged. In order that all candidates have access to the same information, the link provides the responses provided to requests for information.
Some of the key strategy documents are-
Budget Briefing 2012/13
Quarterly Performance Information - April 2012
Anti-social Behaviour Information
The former Victims Commissioner, Louise Casey, commissioned a national project to identify victims’ needs from local services in order to inform Police & Crime Commissioners who will have a role to play in the commissioning of services for victims of crime. Victims Service Advocates undertook an exercise to examine local evidence and research on victims of crime.Focus groups and surveys were undertaken with 28 participants resulting in the Listening and Learning Report
Click here for information about the main powers held by police officers, Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers
This link provides total recorded crime data for Cheshire and Nationally from 1997 - 2012
More local crime information can be found on the Crimemapper website
Click here for the Cheshire Probation Services website
Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC)
The APCC has been created as a national representative body dedicated to supporting and representing PCCs when they are elected in November.
The APCC will deliver another briefing day for PCC candidates and interested parties on 11 September. Further details will be made available soon on the website below.
The new APCC website it now live www.apccs.police.uk. The website will continue to be developed over the coming weeks, and will provide a central repository for information for PCC candidates and others interested in the role of PCCs locally and nationally.
Interaction With Candidates
It is vital that the correct principles are in place to effectively manage our interaction with candidates and the provision of information. The documents below set out what candidates can expect:-
National briefing Documents
The Electoral Commission has published Guidance documents for PCC Candidates
The Strategic Policing Requirement sets out the Governments key national priorities for policing
The Financial Management Code of Practice provides clarity around the financial governance arrangements and reflects the fact that the police service has a key statutory duty to secure value for money in the use of public funds.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published a briefing document for potential PCC candidates, on its role and the police complaints system.
The Local Government Association conducted a public poll to ask people what they thought the PCCs top priorities should be.
PA Consulting Group have prepared some advice on Setting the Scene For Delivery.
Click here for an overview of the role of the PCC and to read our newsletters which explain how we are preparing for the transition.
This section explains about the Police & Crime Panel
Information about the elections is available here
The Home Office website contains further information for the public, partners and prospective candidiates.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has launched a new section on its website to provide prospective PCC candidates with valuable information on policing.
HMIC are offering all PCC candidates the opportunity to meet the HMI covering their force. These one-to-one meetings will allow prospective candidates to learn more about HMIC, their role and how they can support PCCs.
The dates and locations where HMIs will be available, along with more information about how to arrange a meeting can be found on the HMIC website.
Recommendations from Cumberland Lodge Police Steering Committee: The New Order in Policing