The PCC for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens is firmly committed to providing the very best service to residents and to achieve this is seeking innovation, value for money and evidence based policing. Moreover, the financial challenge posed by the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) has made it imperative to take a fresh look at how public resources are used. This mean challenging existing ways of working and putting in place the most efficient and effective people, processes and systems.
In May 2014, the Avon and Somerset OPCC responded to CoPaCC's request relating to innovation. The report summarises the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner's approach and work to-date on innovation as per the definition: "anything making a change to business as usual". A copy of the report can be read here.