• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the collaboration of the Information Management Department functions between Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary

01 April 16

Decision:

To sign the Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for Cambridgeshire Constabulary to share the Information Management Functions with Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Decision Summary:

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Coordination Board meeting on the 30th March 2016 discussed and agreed the proposal for Cambridgeshire Constabulary to share the Information Management Department function with Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary based on the information set out in the Board paper by entering into a Section 22A Agreement (“the Agreement”) under the Police Act (as amended) to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.

A Business Case has been prepared in line with the Five Case Treasury Model with external Assurance Reviews conducted to ensure value for money and effective management of risk. Engagement has been conducted and external consultancy support utilised in certain instances to ensure rigour and robustness. Equality Impact Assessments have been conducted for all the business cases. The Alliance Summit has been involved in every stage of the development of the business case and has provided robust scrutiny in their development. This has been both through the Summit meetings themselves and also in monthly Engagement Sessions which have been held with PCCs and their teams.

The Business Case for collaboration of Information Management (IM) functions was approved at the Strategic Alliance Summit on approved on 13th October 2015.


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