The laws that introduced PCCs gave them powers to make grants to, and commission goods or services from, organisations or individuals who can help them deliver the objectives within their police and crime plans.
Commissioning presents your PCC with the opportunity to work with partners from the private, public, community and voluntary sectors to design, develop and deliver improved and effective services to meet the needs of Norfolk’s people.
In 2016/17, the OPCCN has a total commissioning budget of just over £2m, comprising:
- OPCCN commissioning budget of just over £1m
- Ministry of Justice (MOJ) funding stream of just over £1m, specifically for the commissioning of support services for victims of crime.
Your PCC’s approach to commissioning is guided by a Commissioning Strategy and a set of commissioning themes, under each of which he agrees what to fund, how much to allocate and what he expects to achieve through the commissioning of that service.Read more
Within his Police and Crime Plan, your PCC identifies priority themes for Norfolk. It is around these themes – victims and witnesses, domestic abuse and sexual violence, rehabilitation of offenders, mental health, drugs and alcohol – that Stephen structures his commissioning activity.Read more
Your PCC can make a grant to any person or organisation he feels will secure, or contribute to securing, crime and disorder reduction in Norfolk as set out in his Police and Crime Plan. Details of the grants allocated by Stephen can be found here.Read more
Your PCC has made grants to organisations working to reduce crime and disorder, support children and young people, and tackle drug and alcohol issues. Details of current or future funding opportunities will be made available here.Read more
Your PCC was asked to oversee two new funds established by the Home Office to support victims of child and sexual abuse. Almost £5m was allocated to victim support organisations across England and Wales.Read more