S22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the updated collaboration of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) functions between Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.

Decision

Following discussions with the constabulary and having considered a briefing paper on the matter the Police and Crime Commissioner agreed to the revised collaboration agreement under Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) functions between Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.
The original agreement, was reviewed and amended in 2017. This agreement has now been refreshed regarding regional DVI arrangements, and the force lead has transferred from Suffolk to Bedfordshire Constabulary (Joint Protective Services) with refreshed terminology.
The Police and Crime Commissioner should sign the revised Section 22A Agreement to effect the collaborative arrangements for the purpose of providing efficient and effective policing.

Decision Summary

To sign the updated Section 22A Agreement under the Police Act 1996 (as amended) for the disaster Victim Identification (DVI) functions between Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.