The Police Authority works closely with West Mercia Police.
In June 2011 West Mercia Police Authority agreed with West Mercia Police, Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Police Authority to a strategic alliance to deliver policing services to the police of Herefordshire Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. This will enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets and provide greater operational resilience.
The Police Authority also works with the local authorities within the force area and in particular the top tier authorities from which it draws it councillor members, namely: Herefordshire Council, Shropshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and Worcestershire County Council.
At its annual meeting each June the Police Authority appoints a named member to each of the Partnerships it is represented on for the coming year. Members report back to the Police Authority, through the Citizen Focus & Partnerships Panel. Click here for list of representatives on Partnerships.
The Police Authority is a statutory partner and represented on the seven Community Safety Partnerships within West Mercia, namely:Safer Herefordshire PartnershipBromsgrove Community Safety PartnershipRedditch Community Safety PartnershipWyre Forest Community Safety PartnershipSouth Worcestershire Community Safety PartnershipShropshire Safer and Stronger Communities PartnershipSafer Telford & Wrekin Partnership
In addition the Police Authority is represented on the following partnerships:Shropshire PartnershipWorcestershire PartnershipWorcestershire Safer Communities BoardBromsgrove Local Strategic Partnership
What is a Community Safety Partnership?
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 sets out statutory requirements for responsible authorities to work with other local agencies and organisations to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder and misuse of drugs in their area. The named responsible authorities are:
- the police
- local authorities
- fire authorities
- police authorities
- primary care trusts in England
- probation service
What is a Local Strategic Partnerships?
Local Strategic Partnerships are non-statutory partnerships that bring together different parts of the public sector as well as the private, business, community and voluntary sectors, to provide a single overarching local co-ordination framework. Partners work together to improve the quality of life for people in the area through developing and driving the implementation of a sustainable community strategy.