The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 which establishes Police and Crime Commissioners introduces a number of statutory decisions to be taken by the Commissioner. Key decisions to make include:
- Proposed precept (policing part of council tax) – to be notified to the Police and Crime Panel each year
- Police and Crime Plan which must set out the police and crime objectives and consider how the budget will be balanced in the short, medium and long term
- Collaboration agreements.
These statutory decisions of the Commissioner also require a range of supporting decisions for the Commissioner and his staff including:
- Medium term financial plan (MTFP)
- Setting the Police and Crime Objectives
- Police and Crime Plan performance framework and the mechanisms to hold the chief constable to account
- Engagement processes with the public, the Police and Crime Panel and other external partners
- Operating framework with the Constabulary and Panel
- Commissioning framework and relationship with partners
- Governance frameworks including risk management, audit and controls assurance processes, police conduct, collaboration governance and custody visiting
- Establishes the parameters, approach and principles for decision making in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire
- Outlines the decision-making process for the Police and Crime Commissioner
- Outlines the recording and publication of decisions made by the Commissioner.
The Police and Crime Panel will scrutinise the actions and decisions of the Commissioner.