Membership of the LGA is open to all police and crime commissioners, as well as the non-geographic and other police force areas that do not have a police and crime commissioner.
We offer induction, skills and leadership training, and provide support to improve performance through peer challenges. Our leadership programmes are designed to develop police and crime commissioners (PCCs) to provide effective leadership for both the police and the local community.
Our peer support offer includes a political peer mentor for newly-elected PCCs. They are there to provide confidential advice and discuss issues or concerns about transitioning into their new role.
For some years now, we have run a leadership development programme specifically aimed at leaders and chief executives, where they have the opportunity to undertake joint leadership development. We will offer a similar opportunity to PCCs, their chief executives and chief constables incorporating the most valued aspects and style of our approach.
There are four political groups at the LGA – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Independent – each supported by a group office.
The groups lead the LGA's political activity by:
The LGA provides support to the secretariat to the Employers' Sides of the Police Negotiating Board and the Police Staff Council. The LGA has a unique set of pay negotiation skills that has no parallel in the public or private sector. More detail on this work is available here:
We work with our vice-presidents, a cross-party group of Members of the Commons and Lords who are our parliamentary champions, dedicated to raising issues on behalf of member organisations in Parliament. A full list of vice-presidents is available below:
Membership of the LGA is open to all police and crime commissioners, as well as the non-geographic and other police force areas that will not have a police and crime commissioner.
Subscriptions will range from between £12,000 to £17,000 (excluding London and subject to agreement by LGA Resources Panel).
Subscriptions will be calculated according to the population of each police force area. Separate subscription arrangements would apply for those forces without a police and crime commissioner.
Local Government House, in the heart of Westminster, is the LGA's administrative base and a resource for our membership to use.
The building has full Wi-Fi access and is available for use from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Open Council is an informal meeting space offering refreshments, two workstations with internet access, and a flat-screen TV.
The Terrace Lounge offers additional workspace and is ideal for small informal meetings or quiet working. Members have access to the roof terrace, with seating and a view of the London skyline. The Members' Business Centre has three workstations with internet access, a printer/fax machine and office stationery. Newspapers are provided daily.
Meeting rooms in Local Government House range from small, quiet rooms for two to three people, to the Westminster Suite which can seat up to 100 people. All are available free of charge to LGA-member organisations.
15 November 2012