Police and Crime Commissioners are committed to expanding their work with their colleagues and partners through national networks that bring the right people together to explore and deliver solutions to cross cutting issues. The APCC Policy Teams supports PCCs on a number of these networks.
Current networks include:
- National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network
- Non- Violence Reduction Unit Network
- Sport and Youth Crime Prevention Board
The network is a vital platform which brings together Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC’s) from across England and Wales, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC), The National Police Chief Council (NPCC) lead and the Home Office Modern Slavery Unit to discuss and improve how they work together to combat human trafficking and modern slavery in all its forms. The Terms of Reference are available here (attached). For more information, please contact Rebecca Hurlock the National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network Coordinator.
The Board was created to be the strategic focal point for PCC discussions, representing their best interests where they have a focus on, or investment in, the use of sport and positive activity to prevent youth crime and serious youth violence. It is chaired by Derbyshire PCC Hardyal Dhindsa and is supported by a Leadership Group made up of PCCs who they themselves lead complimentary portfolios. These include the portfolios of Serious Violence, Prevention and Local Policing and Partnerships. See the Purpose Paper for more detail, or contact Stuart Felce.
There are a number of force areas and OPCCs who, despite having high incidences of serious violence, are not receiving any additional funding to establish Violence Reduction Units (VRUs). Therefore the APCC has set up a network for these Non VRU OPCCs to share experiences and best practice for maximising existing resources and opportunities. This Network met for the first time in February 2021 and has members from 10 OPCCs. If you would like more information, please contact Alex Campbell.
Leading our work to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to crime prevention and share good practice.
Lead: Roger Hirst, PFCC Essex
Leading our work to make policing representative of the communities it serves.
Deputy: John Campion, PCC West Mercia
Leading our work on neighbourhood and community policing, including anti-social behaviour.