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Cumbria Police Authority is holding a joint policing briefing event for those individuals interested in standing for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner. 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 policing priorities, deciding how the policing budget is spent, holding the Chief Constable to account and consulting with the public.
Stuart Edwards, Chief Executive, Cumbria Police Authority said: “We are holding a briefing event so that potential candidates can receive more detailed information about the role, what is expected, gain an understanding of the performance, financial issues and priorities for the Constabulary and the support available when they take office. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
“It is important for any individuals thinking of standing for the role to attend but there will be a further briefing in October as well.”
Chief Constable Stuart Hyde added: “I am looking forward to briefing potential PCC candidates about the commitment that we have to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.
“Cumbria Constabulary is a good performing force and we will be demonstrating how all the different areas of policing work together to keep the people of Cumbria safe in a challenging financial climate.”
The briefing will take place at Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith starting at 7pm on Tuesday 31 July and will be led by the Police Authority Chief Executive, Stuart Edwards and Chief Constable, Stuart Hyde supported by members of staff from both the Police Authority and the Constabulary.
If you would like to attend, please contact Linda McGinley in the Police Authority on 07168 217734 or email@example.com to confirm your place.
For further information about the election of the PCC, please visit www.cumbriapoliceauthority.org.uk