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Police and Crime Commissioner’s Annual Report 2016/17


To approve the Annual Report for 2016/17

Decision Summary

Under Section 12 of the Police and Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (the “Act”) each Police and Crime Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) must produce an Annual Report on the exercise of the organisation’s functions in the financial year and the progress in meeting the police and crime objectives in the Police and Crime Plan (the “Plan”).


The Annual Report reflects the Commissioner’s work for the period between 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017. During the period covered by this Annual Report there was a change of Commissioner. From the 1st April to 11th May 2016 Sir Graham Bright was in post. From 12th May 2016 Jason Ablewhite took over. For the majority of the year Sir Graham Bright’s Plan was still officially in force. However, during the year, the new Commissioner developed his own Plan which was launched in March 2017.


This Annual Report provides an opportunity to review the work carried out over the last year to deliver the priorities set out as set out in the old Plan and also to look ahead at how some the key challenges will be addressed as set out in the new Plan.


In developing this year’s Annual Report, the Commissioner has taken on board the comments of the Panel, including the provision of more performance data as part of the content.


The Commissioner’s Business Co-ordination Board at their meeting on the 11th May 2017 discussed the Annual Report, noted the content and approved the report to be taken to the Police and Crime Panel on the 14th June 2017.


The Commissioner presented the Annual Report to the Police and Crime Panel on the                  14th June 2017. The Panel reviewed the Annual Report and the Commissioner responded to the Panel’s questions. The formal report of the meeting can be found at:


The Annual Report is published on the Commissioners website: