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S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the provision of a 7 Force Firearms Training Compliance function between the Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners from; Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, and Suffolk


To sign the Interim Transition Firearms Licence Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended).

Decision Summary

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Co-ordination Board, meeting of the 12th April 2018 discussed and agreed to the proposal to enable the development of common training and accreditation standards, standardised equipment and use standardised tactics. This will mean that armed officers will be more interoperable and be in a better position to deploy seamlessly anywhere within the 7 forces where the threat and risk assessment justifies it.

Norfolk & Suffolk along with Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire will move onto an interim transitional licence on 1st April 2018; and for Essex and Kent to transition a year later on 1st April 2019.

The Board approved that the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary should sign the updated Section 22A Agreement to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.