Barry Coppinger receiving the Transparency Quality Mark from CoPaCC CEO Bernard Rix
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has been awarded national recognition for transparency.
The recognition was awarded to nine PCC’s from around the country at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 28th October.
The Transparency Quality Mark, from CoPaCC, which monitors police governance, was awarded by CoPaCC Chief Executive Bernard Rix.
The event was hosted by leading police auditor Grant Thornton and attendees heard from speakers including Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
Mr Coppinger said: “I am very pleased to be awarded the Transparency Quality Mark. It is important to me that I operate as openly and transparently as possible for the people of Cleveland and that local people know about the work I do for them.
“I have a website and Twitter page that are regularly updated with news about my work, as well as a regular newsletter which is posted on the website. There is also other information available on a wide range of topics including how I deliver on my commitment to work in partnership with other agencies, all of my key decisions, details of services I organise for victims as well as information about how local communities can raise any concerns they may have relating to policing and crime.”
The PCC’s Chief of Staff, Simon Dennis, added: “This award reflects very positively on the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. Openness and transparency is a key part of how we ensure good governance. The team have worked hard to deliver on the PCC’s commitment to making his services and decision-making open and transparent, as the public expect.”
Alongside Mr Coppinger, representatives from Dorset, Cambridgeshire, Gwent, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Norfolk, Surrey and West Mercia were also presented with their Transparency Quality Marks.
CoPaCC Chief Executive, Bernard Rix said: "These nine PCCs' Offices have, in CoPaCC's 2015 national assessment, consistently demonstrated that they are transparent in what they do. They present key information in an accessible format on their websites. I congratulate them on their good work, and was very pleased to present each of them with the CoPaCC Transparency Quality Mark 2015."
Transparency Information of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
Police & Crime Commissioners have a duty required by statute to publish documents and information as set out in the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 and the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012.
The relevant sections of the Specified Information Order are:
- Who is your PCC and What do they do?
- What PCC's spend and How they spend it?
- What are the PCC's priorities and How are they delivered?
- How do PCCs make, record and publish their decisions?
- What policies and procedures govern the Office of PCC?
- Public access to a Register of Interests
Compliance with this order can be found on our dedicated Specified Information Order webpage.
Posted on Wednesday 4th November 2015