Thanks to all of you who have emailed me with such positive comments about our first bulletin launched a fortnight ago.
A lot has happened since then, with the launch of the LGA's prospectus for police and crime commissioners (PCCs), more candidates putting themselves forward and the laying of the PCC Elections Order in Parliament (details of which are covered in this bulletin) on 15 May. Last week also saw ministers set out their plans for anti-social behavior in the white paper ‘Putting victims first – more effective responses to anti-social behaviour'.
Read our briefing here
Without doubt this fast pace is going to continue from now until well after the elections. So to help you keep up to date with all that's happening, in addition to this bulletin, you can now get the latest news through our Twitter account @LGA_PCC.
The LGA annual conference is fast approaching and I would like to remind you that as a prospective candidate you are invited to take up a free place at the event in Birmingham in June. We will be holding specific sessions for PCCs on Thursday 28 June featuring Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers and representatives from the Home Office, Electoral Commission and the Association of Police Authority Chief Executives.
Read more in our invitation
Please feel free to continue letting me know about further briefings you would find useful for future editions of this bulletin by emailing the Police and Crime Commissioners team:
Councillor Mehboob Khan
Chairman, LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board
Alcohol abuse and its effects on our safety are felt in localities across the country. It is a topic which attracts much media attention and recent debates over minimum pricing have once again brought this issue up the agenda.
Read our briefing on managing the late night economy
Last week saw the laying of the Police and Crime Commissioners Elections Order in Parliament which includes regulations on agents, donations, expenses and publicity. Colleagues from the Electoral Commission have summarised the content of the regulations that will affect all those standing as PCCs.
Read the Electoral Commission's PCCs elections briefing
Police and crime commissioners may also be interested in the policy equality statement on elections that the Home Office issued last week which explains details of the single national website on which candidates can publish an ‘election address'.
Police and crime commissioner elections: policy equality statement
The Policing Protocol, which came into force in January, sets out the roles and responsibilities of police and crime commissioners, chief constables and police and crime panels. It outlines what these bodies are expected to do and how they should work together to fight crime and improve policing.
Read our briefing on the Policing Protocol
In this bulletin we take a closer look at the North East region. This briefing features data presented using our online intelligent data tool, LG Inform, which can tailor information at a regional, police force or local authority level.
Read our North East regional profile
31 July 2012