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Putting your views to the Chief Constable

A key role of a Police and Crime Commissioner is to present the views of the public and hold the Chief Constable to account. One of the forums in which the Acting Commissioner fulfils this obligation is through his Business Coordination Board meetings.

The Business Coordination Board is a monthly meeting between the Acting Commissioner, Constabulary Chief Officers and senior officers of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, chaired by the Acting Police and Crime Commissioner.  It is a forum in which current and future business is discussed between the senior leaders of the two bodies, focussing on issues relating to strategy, governance, business and holding the Chief Constable to account.

Download the Business Coordination Board Terms of Reference

Download the meeting minutes

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a standing agenda item at Business Coordination Board meeting whereby public concerns and issues are put to the Chief Constable. Topics to be raised are taken from the Police and Crime Commissioner inbox (cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk), 1-1 surgeries, surveys, telephone calls and online meetings (due to current Covid restrictions) with representatives and stakeholders.

Public views raised at Business Coordination Board (BCB) meetings can be found below:

DateView from the publicChief Constable responseFull agenda item
08/12/2020Questions arising from Chief Constable’s proposed changes to neighbourhood policingFull FAQs can be found hereBCB approved minutes here
16/12/2020Can CCTV footage that a City Council owns be reviewed by the police/police support volunteers to help identify offenders?This is being looked into. In the first instance links have to be created between CCTV providers to allow the digital transfer of files to the Constabulary. Recruitment of volunteers can be
undertaken, and once they have been vetted and trained they could undertake this task.
BCB approved minutes here
16/12/2020Can the Constabulary review how their Demand Hub call handlers respond to people who are victims of bike theft so they can be trained to understand the impact, the inconvenience and the cost to both replace stolen bikes and purchase expensive bike locks?Confirmed that further work had been commissioned to address this issue and to risk assess the impact of all crimes on victims.BCB approved minutes here
16/12/2020What is the Constabulary doing about anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Wisbech?Confirmed that the local Inspector and the neighbourhood team had undertaken
a considerable amount of work in this area including two closure orders relating to ASB. A multi-agency plan is in place to manage and resolve these issues. Preventative work had also been undertaken, with some success regarding individuals, homelessness and supporting mental health issues, and working in partnership with Fenland District Council for them to rehouse individuals.
BCB approved minutes here
16/12/2020What is being done to address illegal parking such as those that park inconsiderately such as on pavements?Parking is not a force priority; it increases extra demand on the neighbourhood policing resources. However, if
local councils wish to decriminalise parking, as East Cambridgeshire had, then discussions would need to take place with the Constabulary, with a viable solution being to have a collective countywide agreement between all of the councils and the Constabulary.
BCB approved minutes here
16/12/2020Is the Constabulary recruiting more volunteers for SpeedWatch and how are residents being made aware?Due to the Covid pandemic it has not been
appropriate to actively advertise and recruit further volunteers for Speedwatch. However, the Constabulary’s planned vision is that once the Covid levels are at a more acceptable level that they will embark on a recruitment campaign, which will be managed through their Citizens in Policing Team.
BCB approved minutes here