National Consultations

The PCC has an opportunity to respond to national consultations regarding policing and crime matters. Details of these consultations and the Commissioner’s responses can be found below.


The College of Policing is developing a Code of Ethics for policing in England and Wales. This Code is the highest-level declaration of the principles and standards of behaviour expected. The Code of Ethics provides a framework to set and maintain the highest possible standards from everyone in policing in England and Wales and the College of Policing have consulted with all interested stakeholders regarding the draft Code of Ethics.

The National Offender Management Service are working on improving relations between Police & Crime Commissioners and Prison Governors with the aim of empowering both to cut crime and reduce reoffending in prison and the community.

The survey sought to gather information regarding the existing levels of engagement between Police & Crime Commissioners and Prison Governors, to better understand what kind of relationships exist, what can be done to improve this engagement and what benefits each party stands to gain from doing so. 

The Home Office consultation proposed ideas to enable targeted, local alternatives to personal licences through locally applied conditions to premises licences.

The consultation provided an opportunity for licensing authorities, the licensed trade, police officers and the general public to share their views on this proposal. In particular, the Government sought views on whether it would cut costs for businesses and maintain appropriate safeguards against crime and disorder at licensed premises.

HMIC are seeking the views of Chief Constables and Police & Crime Commissioners regarding the areas of focus for their forthcoming child protection inspection of forces to ensure that any new or emerging threats are captured. 

The Home Office consultation on how the police use the powers of stop and search will look at whether stop and search is used appropriately and fairly, and how it can be better targeted and more intelligence-led. The consultation on the police powers of stop and search can be viewed here.

The Home Office consultation on the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill outlines the Government's comittment to protect the public from crime, serious disorder and anti-social behaviour by giving local police forces the ability to take decisions that fit the needs of the area they serve and to ensure that they are accountable to local people for these decisions. 

This consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for further reform of the legal aid system in England and Wales. 

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