The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 brings in new structural arrangements for national policing, strategic police decision-making, neighbourhood policing and policing accountability. Principal amongst these changes will be the abolishment of Police Authorities and the election of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales. PCC elections took place on 15th November 2012.
The first elected PCC for Bedfordshire is Mr Olly Martins.
Some of the responsibilities of a PCC are:
- Appoint the Chief Constable and hold them to account for the running of their police force
- Set a five year Police and Crime Plan determining local policing priorities
- Set the annual local precept and annual force budget
- Working with partners, making community safety grants to tackle crime and disorder
The Central Bedfordshire Prospectus has been created to provide an overview of Central Bedfordshire and high level information at a glance, in order to raise the awareness on Central Bedfordshire’s issues. To download a copy click on the PDF attachment below.
Central Bedfordshire Prospectus (PDF 779KB)
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