Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17 and 2017/18

What is the councillor advocate scheme?

The police and crime commissioner’s councillor advocate scheme aims to ensure that:

  • consistent, accurate and honest information relating to crime and community safety is cascaded to the public
  • councillors feel more equipped to inform the public about crime and policing, educate their communities about crime and support/encourage greater reporting of issues to the police and other appropriate partner organisations
  • police officer time is used to its optimum by enabling the cascade of information to be efficient and without duplication
  • councillors feel more informed about crime and policing in their local area
  • a practical and positive route exists to enable councillors to bring overall views from their communities to the police
  • the commissioner is kept informed of community views across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, so that she can effectively hold the chief constable to account for policing