This morning, I joined CoPaCC as their Acting Chief Executive. CoPaCC is the Confederation of Police and Crime Commissioners, a body set up to provide PCCs with a fresh approach to their working together for the benefit of their local communities.
I feel passionately that CoPaCC has a very great deal to offer. The CoPaCC website sets this out very clearly, and in some detail. If you’re interested in policing, criminal justice and community safety, I highly recommend that you take some time looking at the CoPaCC proposition.
For me, there are three key strengths in CoPaCC’s offer:
- it’s an organisation built from scratch to meet – efficiently and effectively – the unique collective needs of PCCs and the communities they now serve;
- it’s supremely flexible, able to take account of the changing needs of PCCs and their OPCC teams as they grow into, and develop, their new and challenging roles;
- it has, at its heart, a dynamic and expert “team of all the talents”, who together can work beyond politics and thus be able in aggregate to reflect on, and express, the differences that exist within a diverse group of 41 PCCs.
The challenge now for me and the talented (and growing) CoPaCC team is to demonstrate to PCCs and their Offices that they can feel absolutely confident in making this further step into the future. I have every intention of delivering that confidence.