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The Policing Protocol Order 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Policing Protocol

  4. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

      The Policing Protocol

      1. 1.Purpose

      2. 2.Scope

      3. 3.This Protocol applies to every Chief Constable of a police...

      4. 4.This Protocol applies to every Police and Crime Panel in...

      5. 5.The staff of each PCC and the constables and staff...

      6. 6.This Protocol does not legally bind the Commissioner of the...

      7. 7.Where reference is made to both PCCs and the Common...

      8. 8.The establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships by these...

      9. 9.This Protocol does not supersede or vary the legal duties...

      10. 10.All parties will abide by the seven principles set out...

      11. 11.Legislative Framework

      12. 12.The 2011 Act does not impinge on the common law...

      13. 13.Each PCC and their respective Chief Constable are established in...

      14. 14.The public accountability for the delivery and performance of the...

      15. 15.The PCC

      16. 16.The PCC is the recipient of all funding, including the...

      17. 17.The PCC has the legal power and duty to—

      18. 18.In addition, the PCC must not fetter the operational independence...

      19. 19.In order to enable the PCC to exercise the functions...

      20. 20.A PCC has wider responsibilities than those relating solely to...

      21. 21.The Chief Constable

      22. 22.The Chief Constable is accountable to the law for the...

      23. 23.The Chief Constable is responsible to the public and accountable...

      24. 24.The Panel

      25. 25.In order to reflect London’s unique governance arrangements, the powers...

      26. 26.The Chief Constable retains responsibility for operational matters. If the...

      27. 27.The Home Secretary

      28. 28.The Home Secretary is ultimately accountable to Parliament and charged...

      29. 29.The Home Secretary retains the legal accountability for national security...

      30. 30.Operational Matters

      31. 31.The current arrangements are defined in part by the 2011...

      32. 32.Section 2 of the 2011 Act provides that a police...

      33. 33.The direction and control of a Chief Constable will include—...

      34. 34.This list is not exhaustive and is by way of...

      35. 35.The PCC and Chief Constable must work together to safeguard...

      36. 36.The relationship between the PCC and Chief Constable is defined...

      37. 37.In order to respond to the strategic objectives set by...

      38. 38.This Protocol does not fetter the ability of the Independent...

      39. 39.Financial Responsibilities

      40. 40.The Chief Constable has day to day responsibility for managing...

      41. 41.The working financial relationship between the PCC and their Chief...

      42. 42.Resolving differences

      43. 43.Review

      44. 44.When there is a need to vary or replace this...

  5. Explanatory Note

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