S22A agreements for collaboration of the Professional Standards Department between Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire police forces
October 1st, 2014
To approve the Section 22A agreement under the Police Act 1996 relating to the collaboration between Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary of the Professional Standards Department (PSD).
An existing collaboration agreement under Section 23 of the Police Act 1996 was signed by Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary in November 2011 to give a legal basis for the governance of the PSD.
Section 23 of the Police Act 1996 was amended as a result of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 and the ability for a Police and Crime Commissioner to enter into collaboration agreements are now provided for under Section 22A of the Police Act 1996.
The three police forces have agreed that PSD will remain a collaborated function and therefore an updated section 22A agreement requires approval.