An extension to the existing S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) to the Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Programme

Decision

To extend the original agreement made in 2016 for the Police and Crime Commissioner (“the Commissioner”) and Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the seven police force areas in the Eastern Region and Kent to work together upon a programme of collaboration known as the Seven Force Strategic Collaboration under Section 22A of the Police Act 1996 (as amended) until 31st March 2021.

Decision Summary

At the Commissioners Business Coordination Board meeting of the 25th February 2016, the board discussed the agreement between the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable and the seven police areas. The agreement established a programme to progress consideration of joint working amongst them in areas of potential collaboration to help address the efficiency of service delivery. The programme is known as the Seven Force Strategic Collaboration and the original agreement is due to expire on the 31st March 2019.

This agreement has been updated and extended for a further two years until 31st March 2021.