Working with our partners
The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner works with a number of partner agencies including criminal justice, Community Safety Partnerships and the voluntary sector.
The PCC has the power to commission services and award grants to any organisation that supports his priorities and will help to cut crime.
Community Safety Partnerships
The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner works with Community Safety Partnerships made up of representatives from the police, councils, fire, health and probation services.
The PCC can ask for a report from a local authority on an issue of concern. He also has the power to approve mergers of Community Safety Partnerships and can call the authorities together to discuss issues affecting a specific area.
In 2007 a decision was taken for Kent Police to collaborate with Essex Police on operational functions and support services. The aim of the collaboration programme is to provide a better service and value for money to the people of Kent and Essex.
Both Police and Crime Commissioners and forces are working together on the following business areas where there is a financial benefit:
- Shared Support Services e.g. IT, HR, finance, transport and procurement
- Serious Crime Directorate that deals with major crime
Kent Police provides further information on collaboration work with Essex Policeand information about collaborative work with other agencies.
The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner calls on Kent Police for support in the areas of:
Membership of other organisations
The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner also works with partners through a number of multi-agency organisations, including: