public sector reform

Will blue light integration get the green light?

By Alison Dewhirst, CIPFA Police Network Advisor

The Government introduced Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in November 2012 and are now, just over a year into the PCC’s first term of office, planning to expand their role further.

Some, such as the think-tank Policy Exchange in their Power Down report last summer, would argue for a slow steady decentralisation of power to PCCs. This would include a greater role in the accountability of local criminal justice services, with maybe blue-light collaboration or integration following at a later date.

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