With 101 days left until PCC elections on 15 November the LGA has today launched a 101-strong list of ways councils can help PCCs protect the public and drive down crime. These will be available every day on our website:
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The LGA is currently working with the Cabinet Office in developing a programme of knowledge and skills for commissioning. We are asking for views from councils about what they would like the LGA to do to support them, and as commissioning will be such an important part of a PCC's role we would also be keen to hear your views so that we can ensure these are fed into the programme. You can email:
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We have been producing this bulletin since May and I hope you are finding it useful. The bulletin has so far contained 30 briefings which I am sure will provide a valuable resource in the run up to the elections. If you have missed any of our fortnightly issues you can now access them on our website at: www.local.gov.uk/pcc
I hope you enjoy the rest of the Olympics and Paralympics and that by the time I write to you next Team GB will have had a record haul of medals! We will be taking a break over the next few weeks and will be back with our next issue at the beginning of September.
Councillor Mehboob Khan
Chairman, LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board
Colleagues at the LGA highlight the key trends in crime for England and Wales using police recorded crime and the Crime Survey for England and Wales as sources.
Jess Mullen, project coordinator for Safer Future Communities looks at how the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector can work with PCCs to help reduce crime and keep communities safe.
Barry Loveday, Reader in Criminal Justice at the
In this bulletin we take a closer look at the East of England 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.
5 September 2012