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Local Policing and Confidence Committee

Committee Details

  • Number of Members: 9
  • Open to the Press and Public: Yes
  • Decision Making: Yes
  • Lead Officer: Emily Macaulay
  • Purpose / Scope: Is to contribute to the activity of the Authority and decision making processes to ensure that corporate outcomes are delivered in accordance with the strategic plan, specifically to ensure that the citizen is at the heart of everything the Authority and police service undertakes and that the greatest levels of trust and confidence are achieved.

Meeting Dates

There are currently no published meeting dates for this meeting body, please check the archives for informtation on older meetings.

Previous Meeting Dates

Please see below

Committee Defined in Greater Detail

Special Notes:

Related Police Service Departments:

Corporate Communications; Communications; Territorial Policing, basic Command Units, Criminal Justice, Information Management.

Links to Strategic Plan:

Priorities:
  • Improving Public Confidence
  • Ensuring Improved Policing for the Future
  • Listening and Responding to Communities
  • Achieving Value for Money

Actions:

  • Setting future direction of policing by demonstrating leadership and accountability
  • Effective performance and scrutiny, support and challenge
  • Understanding our communities and working with partners to ensure delivery of continuously improving police services
  • Focussing on Value For Money in reassuring an efficient and effective police service

Terms of Reference and Delegated Powers

Cross-Cutting Issues

  • To have oversight and scrutiny of entries on the Police Authority’s risk register pertaining to the work of the committee and to make recommendations regarding such entries to the Police Authority’s Chief Executive.
  • To ensure, in respect of the Committee’s terms of reference, work and activities that full and proper consideration is given to the implications and / or relevance of matters impacting upon the Authority’s duty to promote equality and diversity.
  • To ensure, in respect of the Authority’s work and activities that full and proper consideration is given to the implications and / or relevance of decisions in respect of Human Rights legislation
  • To scrutinise the performance of the police service on matters relating to topics within the committee’s remit, using information from a variety of sources including local performance indicators, consultation and community engagement findings, audit and inspection reports and benchmarking data.
  • To challenge weak performance and monitor action plans for securing improvements or building on strengths on matters relating to topics within the committee’s remit
  • To ensure, in respect of the Committee’s work, activities and decisions, that full and proper consideration is given to environmental impact and sustainability.
  • To ensure, in respect of the Committee’s work, activities and decisions, that full and proper consideration is given to obtaining and delivering value for money.

Community Engagement

  • To develop, consider and recommend to the Authority the Community Engagement Plan
  • To ensure that stakeholders, citizens and communities are encouraged and have opportunity to be engaged in the work of the Authority.
  • To ensure that arrangements are made to obtain the views of people, including those of hard to hear groups, in the authority’s area about matters concerning policing.
  • To ensure that the Authority’s consultation activities meets the statutory requirements for Police Authorities.
  • To ensure that the Authority’s consultation arrangements complement those made by the police service.
  • To receive, consider and agree actions arising from the Authority’s community engagement activities.
  • To ensure that the feedback and outputs from community engagement activities are considered and, where appropriate, reflected in the way the Authority undertakes its duties and in the decisions it makes.
  • To oversee the arrangements for consultation with representatives of the business community to discuss budget proposals, prior to the budget being set.
  • To scrutinise and, as appropriate, challenge the police service on its responses to issues arising from community engagement activities to ensure that community feedback, including the prioritisation of community concerns is acted upon appropriately.
  • To consider, agree and approve the annual consultation priorities

Partnerships

  • To ensure the effectiveness of partnership arrangements and engagement in delivering the Authority’s objectives
  • To ensure that the contribution of the Authority to partnerships is consistent with the Authority’s policies
  • To have oversight of the Force’s and the Authority’s partnership activity and outcomes with particular regard to how such partnerships enhance policing services
  • To request and receive reports from the police service and Authority partnership representatives regarding the objectives, activities, performance and outcomes of partnerships.

Communications

  • To have oversight of the ways in which the Authority establishes and raises its public profile ensuring that communities and partner organisations are aware of the authority’s role, activities and decisions.
  • To have oversight of the production of the three-year rolling policing plan, the Local Policing Summary and the Authority’s Annual Report.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of the Force’s arrangements for communicating and sharing information with the public Public Confidence
  • To oversee the Force’s arrangements for monitoring and raising public satisfaction, trust and confidence.
  • To maintain an overview of existing and emerging issues within the Authority’s geographical area and at regional and national levels which may affect public confidence e.g anti social behaviour, premises licensing and to ensure there is an appropriate response by the Force.
  • To monitor the implementation and outcomes of the police service Contact Management Strategy

Independent Custody Visiting and Police Dog Welfare Scheme

  • To monitor the effective operation and development of the Authority’s Independent Custody Visitors and police dog Welfare schemes
  • To maintain an oversight and perspective of arrangements for independent custody visiting and dog welfare at the regional and national level
  • To receive, at least once every 6 months, a summary report on the Independent Custody Visiting activities undertaken, issues / concerns raised, emerging trends and outcomes achieved.
  • To receive annually a summary report on the police Dog Welfare Scheme including activities undertaken, issues / concerns raised, emerging trends and outcomes achieved.

General

Responding to consultation documents from outside bodies on matters that fall within the Committee’s remit

Archive of Agenda and papers for Local Policing and Confidence Committee Meetings:

2012

  • 18 January 2012 - 10.00hrs @ Conference Room, Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Exeter, EX2 5WH

2010

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