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Community safety

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

This new LGA resource on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) aims to help councils raise awareness of FGM within their own organisation, with their local partners and their communities.

Law Enforcement in Newham

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, Kevin Hurley was invited by the London Borough of Newham to visit and their Enforcement Division in July 2013, and produced a report on his findings.

PCC case studies

Following our series of 101 ways that councils can help PCCs deliver their manifesto commitments, we are issuing a series of case studies which will look in more depth at specific ways councils have worked with the police and what this means for PCCs

PCC briefings

We have produced a series of briefings which will be of interest to prospective PCCs. These briefing cover important issues from anti-social behaviour and youth justice to mutual aid and the Strategic Policing Requirement. They also feature news from a wide range of partners such as Safer Future Communities, British Retail Consortium and the Electoral Commission.

How can councils help police and crime commissioners?

The LGA has identified hundreds of ways in which councils can help PCCs protect the public and drive down crime. The following list is just an illustration of the vital role councils will be playing and demonstrates the huge amount of crossover between the responsibilities of town halls and PCCs

Articles about policing and crime

Here you will find articles and commentary on issues relating to PCCs.

Policing and crime statements and media releases

Our national press office will help to build and enhance the reputation of police and crime commissioners nationally, generating positive stories and rebutting negative ones in the national media.

Police and crime panels

From November 2012 onwards, police and crime panels have a vital role in challenging, scrutinising and supporting each police and crime commissioner (PCC). They will for  example in their first few months have to scrutinising police and crime commissioners' precepts and police and crime plans, conducting confirmation hearings and dealing with complaints against the PCC.

Councillor development e-learning

The LGA has developed an e-learning tool for members of police and crime panels.

Good practice for police and crime panels: Guidance document

Examples of good practice and guidance for effective local accountability of police and crime commissioners.


26 March 2013