Police and Crime Commissioners Who they are and what they do

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<ul><li><p>Police and Crime CommissionersWho they are and what they do</p></li><li><p>What I am going to talk about</p><p>What is happening and why</p><p>What the job of the Police and Crime Commissioner is</p><p>Getting involved in voting</p><p>Having a say about the work they do</p></li><li><p>What is happening?On the 15th of September 2012 a new act was passed through parliament called the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011</p><p>This act says that each area should have a Police and Crime Commissioner</p><p>This means we will not have Police Authorities any more. There job was to make sure we have the right police force in every area and that they are doing a good job</p><p>This will now be the job of the Police and Crime Commissioner </p></li><li><p>Why is this happening?The coalition government thinks that local people should decide what happens where they live. </p><p>This means you can vote on who the Police and Crime Commissioner should be and get involved in what they do</p><p>They also think that having one person to do this job will make things easier to get things done</p></li><li><p>The job of the Police and Crime Commissioner is.</p><p>Work out what money we have to spend on the police and what we should spend it on.</p><p>Make sure we have the right things in place to make sure the police are the best that they can be</p><p>Write a 5 year plan about what the police should be doing about crime</p></li><li><p>The job of the Police and Crime Commissioner is.Make sure the police constable is doing there job well.</p><p>Be in charge of the money the government gives areas for community safety and pots of money to stop crime </p><p>Ask the Police Chief Constable to write reports about what they are doing about crime. Some of these reports could be written for everyone to see</p><p>They will work with other people whose job it is to keep people safe and stop crime</p></li><li><p>Getting involved in votinglectionsYou will be able to vote for them on the 15 November 2012</p><p>The winner will start work 7 days later</p><p>Lots of people could put themselves up for election</p><p>Need 5,000 deposit max 111,814 for a campaign between 8 Oct 15 November70,000 wage</p></li><li><p>Having a say about the work they do</p><p>The Police Crime Commissioner must: </p><p>Let people know how their work is goingLet people know if the Chief Constable is doing a good jobGet the views of people in their areaWork with other services to stop crime Talk to people who have been victims of crimeTalk to people about how they spend the money</p></li><li><p>Having a say about the work they doChief Constable must:</p><p> Talk to people and communities about crimeTell people and communities about what they are doing about crime Arrange meetings with people in places they are responsible for to talk about crime</p></li><li><p>Question timeIn your groups talk about what you have heard . Write down your top two questions</p></li><li><p>Getting our voice heardIn your groups think about:</p><p>What we can all do as individuals</p><p>What we might do as a group</p><p>What how who when.</p><p>We will then share our ideas</p></li><li><p>Next steps</p></li></ul>