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Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners is the national body for Police and Crime Commissioners and brings them together where collective decision making or policy developments are required nationally.

The Association is supported by a small group of staff and works closely with the Home Office and other national policing bodies.

The national business is structured into working groups which have representation from each main political party and the independent group for Police and Crime Commissioners. The Association's services are overseen and directed by the Chairman and Board of Directors.

The Association offers the following services to Police and Crime Commissioners:

  • information on national policy policy issues and legislation
  • consults Police and Crime Commissioners to enable them to develop policy positions and to influence change
  • facilitates the leadership of Police and Crime Commissioners on national governance structures such as the College of Policing, National Crime Agency and Police Professional Bodies
  • assists Police and Crime Commissioners in collaborating to share practice, procure services and identify ways to achieve efficiencies through working together.

All of the 41 Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales are members of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The governing bodies which oversee the non-geographic police forces (British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Ministry of Defence Police), City of London Police and the Mayor's Officer for Policing and Crime (overseeing the Metropolitan Police) are also members of the Association.