The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Cleveland has been recognised for their outstanding commitment to transparency for the fourth year running.
The PCC and his staff received the OPCC Transparency Quality Mark from CoPaCC - an independent organisation established shortly after the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections to monitor policing governance in England and Wales.
Cleveland are among an elite group of twenty seven OPCCs across the country who have received the Quality Mark for 2018-19.
OPCCs are required by law to publish a range of statutory information including:
- Who they are and what they do
- What they spend and how they spend it
- What their priorities are and how they are doing
- How they make decisions
- What policies and procedures govern the operation of the office of the PCC
- Lists and registers
PCC Barry Coppinger said: “It’s wonderful that my office has been recognised for their excellence in publishing information the public are entitled to know about how we work. They work extremely hard to ensure the information on my website is up-to-date and accessible.
“Communities in Cleveland can continue to have trust and confidence in my office and can be assured that we are an organisation that places integrity and transparency at the very heart of what we do.
“My team will continue to improve the accessibility and transparency of my website and look forward to achieving five years of success in achieving the Transparency Quality Mark.”
CoPaCC Chief Executive Bernard Rix said: “For my part, these OPCCs have all demonstrated that they are transparent in what they do, meeting relevant legal requirements.
“They present key information in an accessible format on their websites and I congratulate them all on their award-winning work. I look forward to what I trust will be continued excellent work by each and every one of them in this area.”
Posted on Tuesday 16th April 2019