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Key Organisations

PCCs work closely and have frequent contact with a number of organisations. Understanding the purpose of these organisations as well as what they aim to achieve is useful for any prospective candidates.


The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC): The APCC is a community of PCCs which aims to support all their members by providing information on policy issues in national policing. This key organisation also allows PCCs to influence change by consulting them on policy positions. Key bodies within this organisation include the College of Policing, National Crime Agency, and the Police Reform and Transformation Board. For more information on the APCC please Click Here.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Service (HMICFRS): This is an organisation independent of the government, the police, and the fire and rescue authorities. It is the role of the Chief inspector to report the efficiency and effectiveness of Police services in England and Wales. For more information on the HMICFRS please Click Here.

College of Policing: The purpose of this organisation is to provide those with the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust. For more information please Click Here.

National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC): This organisation helps to coordinate the operational response of police forces to ensure public safety on a national and international level as well as providing reform and value for money for police forces. For more information please Click Here.