S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the collaboration of the Criminal Justice and Custody functions between Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary
April 1st, 2016
To sign the 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.
The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Coordination Board meeting on the 30th March 2016 discussed and agreed the proposal for Cambridgeshire Constabulary to share the Criminal Justice and Custody functions with Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary based on the information set out in the Board paper by entering into a Section 22A Agreement (“the Agreement”) under the Police Act (as amended) to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.
A Business Case has been prepared in line with the Five Case Treasury Model with external Assurance Reviews conducted to ensure value for money and effective management of risk. Engagement has been conducted and external consultancy support utilised in certain instances to ensure rigour and robustness. Equality Impact Assessments have been conducted for all the business cases. The Alliance Summit has been involved in every stage of the development of the business case and has provided robust scrutiny in their development. This has been both through the Summit meetings themselves and also in monthly Engagement Sessions which have been held with PCCs and their teams.
The outline Business Case for collaboration of Criminal Justice and Custody functions was approved at the Strategic Alliance Summit 24th June 2015 with the Full Business Case approved on 13th October 2015.