The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has the power to commission services and to award grants to organisations or bodies to assist her in delivering the priorities in her Police and Crime Plan.
The PCC does this by:
- Reducing crime and disorder
- Supporting victims, witnesses as well as other people affected by criminal offences or anti-social behaviour
The PCC works with Local Authorities , the Courts, Prisons, Health, Prosecution and Probation services among others to prioritise and tackle community safety and criminal justice issues in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and beyond.
To assist her the Office of Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has a small Criminal Justice, Partnerships and Commissioning Team. The team works, often in partnership with other agencies to enhance or commission projects and services which support the CJS. The term 'Commissioning' is the cycle of assessing need and where identified designing and securing the appropriate service.
Services commissioned/co-commissioned by the PCC include:
- Victim Care services which includes Restorative Justice services, Sexual Assault Referral Centres, young victims and services for victims of none reported crime. The OPCC also partners with health services in commissioning mental health workers within custody centres and the police control rooms.
- The PCC provides funding for all the Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and also contributes to the budget of each Youth Offending service across the peninsula.
The PCC’s Commissioning Intentions Plan