Risk management refers to a co-ordinated set of activities and methods that is used to direct an organisation and to control the many risks that can affect its ability to achieve objectives.
Effective risk management will assist the Commissioner in achieving his vision and strategic objectives. It will help to ensure that an efficient and effective policing service is delivered in the county.
The objectives of the risk management strategy are to:
- Increase the likelihood of achieving the Commissioner’s vision and strategic objectives
- Prevent or reduce the potential consequences of events which could have been reasonably foreseen
- Prevent or reduce events or actions that could damage the reputation and public confidence of the Commissioner
- Improve decision making and planning, assisting in the allocation of resources
- Integrate risk management into the culture of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and its processes
- Raise awareness of risk management in all staff, making it an integral part of their thinking and actions
- Satisfy the requirements of corporate governance for the Annual Governance Statement and the internal and external auditors as to the effectiveness and adequacy of risk management
View the Commissioner's Risk Management Strategy below.
The risks that would prevent or distract the Police and Crime Commissioner from achieving his goals are considered on a regular basis. They are discussed and actions agreed to control or mitigate the particular risks. The Force operates similar risk management procedures and the Commissioner has access and oversight of this.