Fundamental Review into the College of Policing
College Review sets out new vision to improve leadership, standards, and professionalism in policing.
Marc Jones, APCC Chair and Stephen Mold, APCC Lead for Police Standards and Leadership said:
“The events of the last few months that have seen public confidence in the police severely stretched have demonstrated now more than ever the need for a College of Policing with a clear sense of purpose in setting consistent standards for the police, and as a body that both provides and points the way to the best standards of training and professional development for police officers and police staff.
“The priorities that have emerged from this Review ring true and we are clear there is no compromise between the local priorities and approaches that democratically elected Police and Crime Commissioners and Deputy Mayors bring to the 43-force model, and the consistent application of the highest standards advocated by the College.
“We welcome the commitment to support PCCs, Mayors and Deputy Mayors in their role. There is much that the College already does with the What Works Centre and proposes in respect of leadership development and data that will be particularly relevant to PCCs and Mayors and their offices. We feel the College of Policing should be the go-to organisation for the setting of standards.
“We look forward to working and engaging with Nick Herbert, Andy Marsh and colleagues on this clear, new vision for the College of Policing.”