The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is supported by a small team working in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC.)
The team works to deliver the Police and Crime Plan and carry out other statutory duties.
The work of the OPCC fits into these categories:
- Criminal justice and/or victims commissioning and partnerships;
- Standards, ethics and scrutiny;
- Communications and community engagement;
- Office management, support and casework;
- Strategic contracting and treasury management;
- Collaborations and partnership projects.
The OPCC is committed to providing value for money for Cleveland residents. The budget for the OPCC is £900k – representing 0.6% of Cleveland’s overall policing budget. Increases to the budget have been minimised by the use of innovative collaborations and partnerships.
The OPCC is responsible for helping the PCC draw up and carry out a Police and Crime Plan. The plan is developed in consultation with Cleveland Police, local agencies, residents and community groups. It is broadly structured into five key areas:
- Investing in our Police;
- A Better Deal for Victims and Witnesses;
- Tackling Offending and Re-offending;
- Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer;
- Securing the Future of our Communities.