Building Our Resources & Infrastructure

PCCs work through the APCC to ensure that policing is funded to deliver high quality services to the public and makes the most efficient use of those resources. With the ICT budget currently accounting for over 10% of police spending, this includes a key strand of APCC work with a focus on technology systems and end-to-end digitalisation of policing.

Our resource and infrastructure priorities are:

  • To work with government to help ensure that policing has the funding and resources it needs to deliver against the public’s priorities.
  • To play our part in driving the modernisation and transformation of the police service, realising efficiencies, and ensuring forces can take full advantage of new technologies.
  • To support our PCC-led companies – the Police ICT Company and BlueLight Commercial – to enable them to deliver transformation on behalf of policing.



The APCC’s work on resources and infrastructure is developed through three key policy portfolios and two PCC-led companies. There is also a network leading on Brexit related matters for policing and crime:

Funding Formula, CSR & Grants

Leading our work on funding for policing and criminal justice, including on the Spending Review and Funding Formula.

Roger Hirst, PFCC Essex

Deputy: Alan Billings, PCC South Yorkshire

Police Technology & Digital

Leading our work to engage with digital policing programmes and deliver the Digital Data and Technology Strategy.

Matthew Barber, PCC Thames Valley

Deputy: Andy Dunbobbin, PCC North Wales

Environment & Sustainability

Leading our work on the environmental impact of policing and on sustainability and policing infrastructure.
Joint Lead: Joy Allen, PCC Durham

Joint Lead:
Tim Passmore, Suffolk PCC

Links to PCC-Led Companies

BlueLight Commercial is working with police forces across England and Wales to transform their commercial and procurement functions.

Find out more about BlueLight commercial

Chair: Matthew Scott, PCC Kent

Police ICT Company strives to be the go-to partner for technology developments and programmes across UK policing

You can find out more about the Police ICT Company

Chair: Stephen Mold, PFCC Northamptonshire


Simon Efford - Senior Policy Manager

Leads on Funding Formula, CSR and Grants. 

Simon has been involved in the evolution of the national police resources submission work and he is central to the current Joint Stakeholder approach to the programme. 


Paul Dutton - Senior Policy Manager

Leads on Police Technology and Digital.

Paul Dutton is a Senior Policy Manager at the APCC. He leads on the major technology and digital programmes in policing.

Paul's thirty year career in public service encompasses a variety of policy roles at the London Boroughs of Newham and Lambeth and the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and Local Government Association, latterly with a focus on community safety and youth justice. 



James Hughes - Senior Policy Manager

Leads on BlueLight Commercial and the National Enabling Programmes.

James is seconded part-time to the Home Office Strategic Change and Investment Board (SCIB) Hub as the link with PCCs/APCC. He also supports the work of the National Enabling Programme which provides Police forces with a secure, cloud-based, digital platform and national standards for greater collaboration and new ways of working. James also supports BlueLight Commercial, which drives collaborative commercial activities, initially in policing, to increase efficiencies and enhance savings. 

Before joining the APCC in 2017 to support police reform and transformation, James was a senior civil servant and worked in various Departments including The Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.   



Environment & Sustainability



Brexit Working Group


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