• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC)

27 August 15

Decision:

To sign the NPoCC Section 22A Collaboration Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended)

Decision Summary:

Following the transition from Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) a Section 22A Collaboration Agreement (“the Section 22A Agreement”) is required, which needs to be signed by the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary (“the Chief Constable”) and the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner (“the Commissioner”).

The NPoCC drafted and circulated a Section 22A Agreement to all Chief Constables, Police and Crime Commissioners and non-police service heads. Following a six month consultation the document was formalised.

It is agreed that NPoCC shall be a non-legal entity and shall be a collaboration between Chief Officers.

All parties have agreed to collaborate with each other in relation to the running, the carrying out of the functions, the funding and the establishment of NPoCC.

NPoCC will continue to enable operationally independent and locally accountable Chief Officers to co-ordinate national operations on behalf of the Chief Officers in order to protect the public.

The Commissioner and the Chief Constable will be parties to the S22A Agreement and have signed the Section 22A Agreement.


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