• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the updated collaboration of the Criminal Justice and Custody functions between Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary

27 June 17

Decision:

To sign the updated Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for Cambridgeshire Constabulary to share the Criminal Justice and Custody functions with Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Decision Summary:

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Coordination Board meeting on the 22nd June 2017 discussed and agreed to the proposal from the BCH strategic Alliance to update the existing Sec 22 agreement (“the Agreement”) to reflect the Criminal Justice phase 2 implementation under the Police Act (as amended) to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.

As a result of Criminal Justice phase 2 implementation, effective from the 1st June 2017, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Chief officers requested that a new agreement be drafted incorporating the amendments required. The amendments are as follows:

  • Addition of Criminal Justice (CJ) phase 2 functions and associated key performance indicators.
  • Updated financial protocol to reflect added CJ phase 2 functions
  • Review of financial protocol relating to Custody functions.
  • At the BCH Strategic Alliance meeting on the 1st June 2017 proposed amendments to the existing Sec 22 agreement were endorsed by the strategic partners.

The Board approved that the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary should sign the updated Section 22A Agreement to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.


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