National Police Chief’s Council & National Police Co-ordination Centre

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 36
Date signed: 
26 March 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The majority of funding for ACPO is met from Police and Crime Commissioners including MOPAC. Therefore in September 2013 PCCs commissioned General Sir Nick Parker to undertake an independent review of ACPO to examine whether it was providing value for money. A report was subsequently published in November 2013 recommending the way forward.
In response to the review (known as the Parker Review) Police and Crime Commissioners, including MOPAC, agreed that the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) including the National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC) be wound up at the end of March 2015 and replaced by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) and the National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC).
This paper sets out the benefits of the new arrangements and requests approval to enter into collaboration agreements for the arrangements to operate the NPCC, and the National Police Co-ordination Centre (NPoCC).

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to
1. agree to enter into a collaboration agreement under S22 of the Police Act 1996 for
a. The National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC), and
b. National Police Co-ordination Centre (NPoCC).

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

See PDF below for details.