Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is committed to collaborating with others to provide effective and efficient services. Areas where the PCC is collaborating are set out below:
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies have been collaborating since 2010, and that partnership has produced significant savings for both constabularies. An extensive programme of collaborative work has already delivered a number of joint units and departments in areas such as Major Investigations, Protective Services, Custody, Transport, HR, Finance and ICT.
Collaboration between Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies is one of the most successful in the country. The PCC meets with Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constables of both counties to monitor collaborative work between the two forces and keeps existing collaboration arrangements under review.
7 Force / Eastern Region Collaboration
The 7 Force Collaboration Programme includes Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent police forces. This strategic collaboration programme was established in 2015 to develop and implement successful collaborative solutions to protect the frontline local delivery of policing.
Emergency Services Collaboration – Police And Fire
Following new legislation under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 the PCC considered whether governance of the fire and rescue service in Norfolk should fall under their remit. Following an outline business case and a full public consultation an enhanced collaboration between Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was agreed. You can view the first annual report of the enhanced collaboration work programme. You can access background information to the proposed change in governance on our Fire Governance Review page.