As Police and Crime Commissioner I ‘commission’ or purchase efficient and effective policing for Wiltshire and services that deliver my police and crime plan.
Commissioning involves making decisions about how best to spend the money I receive from central government and local council tax to get the best possible services for you.
I work with partner agencies, local communities and service providers to understand what is needed in Wiltshire. By listening to local people, partners and victims of crime I gain a real insight into how services are doing, understand any gaps, strengths and how we can make improvements. This influences the direction I take with commissioning and is laid out in my police and crime plan.
I scrutinise and challenge the work of the Chief Constable and other service providers. I hold them to account for the quality of services they deliver to our local communities and victims of crime. The governance, performance and contractual arrangements I have in place help deliver this commissioning role and help ensure we get the best service possible.
You can view the Commissioning Strategy for 2017-2021 by clicking here