Many of you will know that the LGA provides the secretariat to the Police Staff Council (PSC) Employers. Last week, following lengthy discussions, we made an offer to the trade unions on pay for 2011/12 and 2012/13. The trade unions will recommend the offer to their branches for acceptance and have now gone out to consultation. We expect to receive the outcome of this consultation in early August.
We look forward to welcoming PCC representatives on to the PSC Employers in November but in the meantime if you would like to know more about our work on this you can contact the LGA team on:
You may have seen the government's recent announcement to change the current criminal justice system into a service where police, prosecution and courts work more effectively together. I am pleased that the government has acknowledged the role of PCCs in the process and are considering ways PCCs might play a wider role in criminal justice reform. More details can be found in the White Paper:
Swift and Sure Justice: the Government's Plans for Reform of the Criminal Justice System
I hope you are as enthusiastic about the Olympic and Paralympic Games as I am, wherever you are in the
I hope that you find this edition of the bulletin useful, and please do continue to feed back your comments to me.
Councillor Mehboob Khan
Chairman, LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board
Delivering a safe and secure Games will be one of the biggest security challenges the UK has faced. This briefing takes a look at a number of angles that will be of interest to prospective PCCs including policing and mutual aid.
Read our briefing
Spencer Chainey from the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science gives his views on PCCs and effectively using intelligence to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour problems.
View the document here
Sarah Messenger, Head of Workforce at the LGA takes a look at the implications of changes in pay and conditions of police officers and police staff in England and Wales, and PCCs role within the process.
Read our PCC workforce briefing
In this bulletin we take a closer look at the
Read our East Midlands regional profile
3 August 2012