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Learn about some of the key partner organisations we work with.
Our main aim is working with partners to make our community safer. To do this we work closely alongside a number of key agencies, partnerships, boards and charities.
Thames Valley Police and the Crime Commissioner
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is an elected position. The aim of the PCC is to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service in Thames Valley. The PCC does this by holding the chief constable to account on behalf of local people, as well as working with other partner organisations. This includes local councils and the Local Criminal Justice Board.
The PCC also has responsibility for commissioning emotional and practical support services for victims of crime in the Thames Valley and custody visiting. The current PCC, Anthony Stansfeld, was re-elected in May 2016 for a second four-year term of office.
For further information, visit the Police and Crime Commissioner's website.
Independent Advisory Groups
Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) were established to assist Thames Valley Police to meet its aim to provide a more effective and responsive service by capturing the views of individuals, organisations and communities at both tactical and strategic levels.
The College of Policing state in their 2015 guidance document that 'the role of an IAG is to help us to build insight into the needs, wants and assets of the groups who are under-represented in our normal decision making processes. We use this insight to shape our service for the benefit of all our communities and engender trust and confidence.' IAGs enable us to create a genuine partnership with our communities. IAGs are independent only in relation to their views.
Find out more about Independent Advisory Groups:
- What is an Independent Advisory Group?
- Independent Advisory Group Policy
- What is a Strategic Independent Advisory Group?
- Stop and Seach Independent Advisory Group
Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs)
Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Thames Valley Police has a statutory duty to work with key partner agencies to reduce crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse within Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs).
Find your local Community Safety Partnership.
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
The objective of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of their member agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The core membership of the LSCBs is set out in the Children Act 2004, it includes local authorities, health bodies and the police.
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements
The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 require the police, probation and prison services to join together to establish formal arrangements to make sure that the public are protected from dangerous and serial sex offenders. This partnership is known as Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
Neighbourhood Policing partners
Find out about your local Neighbourhood Policing partners.
Constitution of the Thames Valley Local Criminal Justice Board
All of the local criminal justice agencies are represented on the Thames Valley Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB).
The LCJB includes:
- Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner
- Thames Valley Police
- Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service
- HM Courts and Tribunals Service
- Thames Valley Probation
- Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company
- HM Prison Service
- Youth Offending Service
- Legal Aid Agency
The board is further supported by Victim Support, Witness Service, Health – Public Health England and NHS England and a representative of the Local Authority Chief Executives.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity working to fight crime. It gives the police all of the anonymous information it receives from the public.
For more information, visit the Crimestoppers website.