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.
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.
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
Here is how we are working to provide a comprehensive package of support to equip police and crime commissioners (PCC) for their new roles.
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.
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
Here you will find articles and commentary on issues relating to PCCs.
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.
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.