Collaboration Agreements – Section 22A
March 20th, 2013
To approve the signature of three Section 22A Agreements to create three further collaborated units across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire which will undertake the principal functions of an Operational Planning & Support Unit, Dog Unit and Roads Policing Unit on behalf of the three Chief Constables and the three collaborating policing bodies.
In 2011 the three Chief Constables and Police Authorities of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire entered into a Strategic Alliance for the purposes of providing effective policing in the areas covered by Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary.
The Business Case for the Dog Unit, Roads Policing Unit and Operational Planning & Support Unit were considered by Cambridgeshire Police Authority on 1 October 2012 at a Full Police Authority Meeting, 7 September 2012 at a Full Police Authority meeting and on 21 June 2012 at the Finance and Resources Committee respectively.
In all three cases it was resolved that the Authority instructed Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary to work to bring about the Dog Unit, Roads Policing Unit and Operational Planning & Support Unit informed by the Business Cases presented. The Authority also approved the signature of the formal Section 22A agreements to be delegated to the Chief Executive prior to the commencement of operations. The draft Police and Crime Plan confirms the Commissioners approach to the Strategic Alliance and the commitment to cover all aspects of protective services.
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