In September 2011 the Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act. The Act included legislation that replaced police authorities with directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).
The PCC exercises a number of functions under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 that cannot be delegated:
Under the Act, the PCC is required to publish a record of decisions of significant public interest.
The PCC for Suffolk has published his first Police and Crime Plan and Performance Framework, following several months of consultation with the public and stakeholder groups across the county. The Plan sets out the PCC’s Police and Crime objectives for Policing Suffolk and sets out his objectives and how Police resources will be allocated.
You can view the full plan and a summary below:
The Panel has the role of scrutinising the performance of the PCC, and will challenge and support the PCC's activities over a range of policy areas, including the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.
The panel has certain statutory functions, set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011:
The panel meets in public a minimum of four times a year. Meeting locations and papers are available on the Suffolk County Council website.