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 district Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) - each made up of representatives from the police, local 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.
The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner makes use of Kent Police for support in the areas of:
Essex Police, and the Eastern Region
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 in the following business areas to increase capacity, capability, and resilience; and deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness.
- Support Services e.g. business, transport, IT and procurement
- Serious Crime Directorate to deal with major crime
- Human Resources, and learning and development
Kent Police and Essex Police are also members of the Seven Force Collaboration along with Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. They work together to ensure taxpayers in the East of England receive best value for money.
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: