The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is keen to support national policing agendas and inform and influence national debates on the future of policing and criminal justice.
PCC Stephen Mold will:
Highlight good work
The Commissioner believes a key part of his role is to highlight the good work that is ongoing in Northamptonshire at a national level, both to develop our national lead on various aspects, but also to lobby the Government for changes and funding that will make a difference to the safety of Northamptonshire.
Lobby for changes
Mr Mold is working with colleagues in the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) to ensure that Government hears a collective voice in order to utilise the strength of the PCCs to lobby collectively for change that is beneficial to all our localities. He is seeking to influence national policy through this approach.
Commissioner Mold also intends to engage with the Government, in particular the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, to put forward Northamptonshire’s case for change, at every opportunity.
Seek to bring in additional funding
The PCC is hoping to bring additional funding to the county through the Government’s Transformation Fund. Commissioner Mold intends to influence decisions over the use of the Fund through the Police Reform and Transformation Board so that people in Northamptonshire benefit from the funding at every opportunity.
Listen to inspectors to ensure the force is efficient and effective.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) inspect police forces on a range of subjects and their judgements of Northamptonshire Police will inform the Commissioner on the efficiency, effectiveness and leadership that the Force has in place.
Mr Mold is working constructively with HMIC to ensure that residents in Northamptonshire get the very best police service.
Support threats to national security by providing Northamptonshire resources
The Home Secretary produces a Strategic Policing Requirement which outlines the resources and capabilities that are required for the county to support any national efforts to prevent and deter threats to national security.
The Commissioner has a statutory duty to have regard to this and will continue to ensure that Northamptonshire can contribute to the national agenda with appropriate levels of resourcing whenever required.