Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are required to publish certain performance information to allow the public to hold them to account.
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 requires an elected local policing body to publish any information specified by the Secretary of State by order. The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (‘the Order’) sets out the information that must be published.
It focuses on three key areas:
National Police and Crime measures
Avon and Somerset Police’s performance against the Home Office national priorities for policing, which are:
- Reduce murder and other homicide
- Reduce serious violence
- Disrupt drugs supply and County Lines
- Reduce neighbourhood crime
- Tackle cybercrime
- Improve satisfaction among victims with a particular focus on victims of domestic abuse
Avon and Somerset Police National Police and Crime Measures reports will be published on a quarterly basis:
Requirement for PCCs to publish the most recent HMICFRS force-level report on the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police force. It also requires PCCs to publish the summary assessment of the performance of the police force.
The Order requires PCCs to publish the most recent Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) quarterly complaints data for their force and the IOPC annual statistics report. This is in addition to a narrative setting out how the PCC is holding the Chief Officer to account and the PCC’s assessment of their own performance in carrying out their other complaints handling functions.