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.
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.
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).
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).