S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the collaboration of the Information and Communication Technology function between Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary
February 26th, 2016
To sign the Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for Cambridgeshire Constabulary to share the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) function with Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary.
The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Coordination Board (“the Board”) meeting on the 25th February 2016 discussed and agreed the proposal for Cambridgeshire Constabulary (“the Constabulary”) to share the ICT function 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.
- The proposal and the Agreement was also subject to the consideration and agreement of the respective Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH), at their Strategic Alliance meeting on the 28th January 2016. Hertfordshire Constabulary Legal Services, acting on behalf of the six Corporations Sole, have led on the drafting of each individual agreement with support for the Change Portfolio Office.
- The rationale for entering into the Agreement to collaborate the function was based on:
- the full business case proposing a single tri-force structure and process, between Bedfordshire Police, the Constabulary, and Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH) to provide a consistent approach to the ICT service delivery enabling day-to-day delivery of policing services, a converged infrastructure which brings standardisation and consistency to service users and the delivery of enabling solutions to standardise, simplify, self-serve, automate and mobilise value-adding operational and business processes, and
the financial benefit in terms of cost control, savings and contract management, and the provision of resilience.