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What is the councillor advocate scheme?

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

  • a relationship is formed or built upon with your local policing team through the Local Sector Inspector 
  • consistent, accurate and honest information relating to crime, victim services and community safety is cascaded to the public
  • councillors feel more equipped to inform the public about crime, victim services 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
  • councillors have an understanding of the Commissioner’s policing priorities, as well as her role as the public’s voice for victims of crime