An introduction to CoPaCC

CoPaCC monitors police governance in the United Kingdom. Established shortly after the first election of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in November 2012, our primary focus is on their work, and that of their Offices (OPCCs) across England and Wales.
We publish a regular, subscriber-only Policing Report with analysis of PCC activity as well as strategic level policing developments. We also publish PolicingInsight.com, our online magazine and weekly newsletter, providing analysis and insight on policing governance, policy, politics and legislation. This online magazine improves access to, and complements, the wealth of historical and new material already covered in our CoPaCC Policing Reports, whilst broadening the range and depth of insight and analysis from guest contributors and prominent journalists with expertise in the police sector.

Registering an account with Policing Insight is free of charge and entitles users to access selected subscriber articles and reports.

Subscribers with an annual subscription to the CoPaCC Policing Report have unlimited access to Policing Insight. To find out more about subscriptions please click here.

CoPaCC’s “OPCC Transparency” Quality Mark

We have presented the first of the CoPaCC “OPCC Transparency” Quality Marks at an event hosted by leading police auditor Grant Thornton. Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, spoke at the event and assisted Bernard Rix, CEO of CoPaCC, in presenting the Quality Marks to the first nine OPCCs.

CoPaCC Transparency QM Group

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An introduction to CoPaCC

CoPaCC Compares Police and Crime Commissioners.

We produce a regular subscriber-only report consolidating “public domain” activities of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales. This detailed monthly “CoPaCC Report” – for which there is a charge – funds the work we undertake. In addition, we organise PCC-related conferences, have published our first Thematic on “PCCs Statutory Transparency, and publish free-to-access material on this website (and on the blog of CoPaCC’s founder, Bernard Rix) to facilitate comparison of PCCs’ work. The work we do reflects our belief that regular comparisons of PCCs’ work are essential, both in identifying good practice and in maintaining public confidence in what PCCs are there to do. In its May 2013 report on PCCs, the Home Affairs Select Committee makes this very same point:

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Members of our team are well placed to undertake these comparisons, having provided independent expert advice over many years on policing and related services such as community safety and criminal justice. Together, we have provided support to every single police force in the British Isles, as well as others in Europe and the Middle East. We have also worked with related organisations across public, private and third sector, including the Home Office, Scottish Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Ministry of Justice and Crimestoppers. This work has – amongst other benefits – improved police investigation of burglary, cut court delays, given victims a better service, helped community relations and enhanced police officer safety.

Do please contact us with any comments or questions you may have.

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