Devon and Cornwall is one of 25 OPCCs to receive the Transparency Quality Mark
Devon and Cornwall’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has been recognised for its continued commitment to operational transparency in an awards ceremony held in London on 9 January 2018.
Devon and Cornwall OPCC is one of five to receive the highest ‘very good’ award presented by Bernard Rix, CoPaCC chief executive.
CoPaCC is an independent organisation that compares OPCCs across the country on their statutory requirements to be open and transparent.
"Transparency is at the heart of our work.” said communications manager Andrew Kirchin.
"If we are to truly connect with our communities it is important that those who want to understand our work can find the information they need easily and quickly.
"Today, CoPaCC, an independent body, has judged that we are 'very good' and that is testimony to the hard work that our small team plays in the police family.”
Bernard Rix commented that the OPCCs who received the Transparency Quality Mark “have all demonstrated that they are transparent in what they do, meeting relevant legal requirements.
“They present key information in an accessible format on their websites and I congratulate them all on their good work.
“I look forward to what I trust will be continued excellent work by each and every one of them in this area.”