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
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
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.