Stephen Bett has regular formal meetings with the Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary to hold him to account for the policing service delivered in the county. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings, which are held at Norfolk Police HQ in Wymondham. Items on the agenda include how the Constabulary is performing against Stephen’s policing priorities, how the police budget is being spent and financial planning for the future, and updates on major police investigations and initiatives.
Future meeting dates: 17 June 2016 (10am – County Hall), 11 August 2016 (venue tbc), 14 October 2016 (Filby Room, Norfolk Police HQ), 9 December 2016 (Wroxham Room, Norfolk Police HQ)
Stephen has pledged to communities that he will protect the frontline in the face of cuts and steer the Force away from privatisation. Collaboration with Suffolk Constabulary being a key part of his plan to deliver against that pledge, Stephen regularly meets with Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Tim Passmore, and the Chief Constables from both counties to monitor current collaborative projects and discuss options for the future. Meetings are held every other month and the venue alternates between Norfolk and Suffolk.
Future meeting dates: TBC
The Panel, made up of county councillors and independent members, has been set up to scrutinise, support and challenge the actions and decisions of your PCC. Members may call on Stephen to attend their public meetings to answer questions or request reports from him.
Future meeting dates: 15 June 2016 (10am – Edwards Room, County Hall), 14 September 2016 (10am – Edwards Room, County Hall), 22 November 2016 (10am – Edwards Room, County Hall).
The Audit Committee is independent of the PCC and Norfolk Constabulary.
The Committee’s members consider the internal and external audit reports of both the PCC and the Chief Constable and provide advice on good governance principles and appropriate risk management arrangements.
The Committee has taken the decision to make its meetings public. The first public meeting was held on 4 June 2015. All agenda and reports are published in the folders below.
Future meeting dates: 23 June 2016 (2pm, Filby Room, Norfolk Police HQ), 8 July 2016 (2pm, Wroxham Room, Norfolk Police HQ), 27 September 2016 (2pm, Filby Room, Norfolk Police HQ), 2 December 2016 (2pm, Filby Room, Norfolk Police HQ).
41 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected across England and Wales on the 15 November 2012. When the elected PCCs took office on the 22 November 2012 they became responsible for a combined budget of £8 billion.
PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area. Their role is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account, effectively making them answerable to the communities they serve.