Negotiating the bill
The introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales
The introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners heralds a new era in British policing. As police forces contemplate these reforms, this report from Deloitte Insights examines the key challenges for the police and other public bodies as directly-elected Commissioners take control of local policing.
As police forces contemplate reform, this report from Deloitte Insights examines the key challenges for the police and other public bodies as directly-elected Commissioners take control of local policing.
Based on discussions with over a third of police forces in England and Wales this report, Negotiating the Bill, assesses what chief constables and police authorities need to do to prepare for the changes, and describes how the introduction of police commissioners might act as a catalyst for new ways of working.
The report also examines the wider impact of Police and Crime Commissioners on local public bodies, and how conventional service provision by local agencies might evolve into a range of delivery models that better reflect local needs. Collaboration between forces, public-private joint ventures, and greater uses of business process outsourcing are just some of the ways in which Police and Crime Commissioners could bring about fundamental changes to local public services.