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A report published today (27 July 2012) by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) highlights how police authorites are preparing for Police and Crime Commissioners Cumbria Police Authority have been commended for their continuing commitment and professionalism and it was highlighted how they have detailed plans in place for managing the handover to the Police and Crime Commissoner’s (PCC’s).
They have also been recognised for being fully committed to ensuring that business remains as usual and identifing the key decisions that need to be made prior to November.
There is a clean transition plan for the PCC and the Police Authority is continuing to develop some options which the PCC may wish to consider when they start their new role .
The new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will replace the county’s Police Authority following an election on the 15 November. The PCC will be responsible for setting the
policing priorities for the Constabulary to deliver, deciding how the policing budget is spent, holding the Chief Constable to account and consulting with the public.
Ray Cole, Chairman of the Police Authority, said: “Our priority is to ensure that there is a continued high level of service for the people of Cumbria and our work towards preparing
for the PCC arrival means that this should be seamless.
“The election of a PCC on 15 November will be the biggest change in how the police service is structured for many years and until this time our priority will be to contine to push
for performace improvments against financial budget cuts.
“We are proud to have been recognised for our commitment and professionalism and we will continue with these high standards until the PCC arrives.”
For further information about the election of the PCC, please visit www.cumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk