|Why do we have a Commissioner?|
Proposed changes to the Police governance structure became a reality in September 2011 after the Coalition Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act . This means that from November 2012, Police Authorities ceased to exist and have been replaced with directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners.
To find out more about the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act visit www.legislation.gov.uk
|Learn more about the role of Commissioners|
The Home Office website contains a dedicated section of information about Police and Crime Commissioners responsibilities and partnership working. These pages will continue to grow and are a hub of the latest Commissioner news and information.
To find out more visit: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners/
|Freedom of Information (FOI)|
If you wish to find out more about Freedom of Information please go to our Freedom of Information page.
Disclosable Interest Forms can be found for the following on the Lists & Registers page.
| Monitoring and Inspecting Policy|
Police and Crime Commissioners are not the only ones who monitor police performance and inspect the quality of work delivered.
Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS) independently assesses police forces and policing activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism - in the public interest.
To learn more about the work of HMICFRS visit http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/
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