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The governance arrangements for PCCs, and Chief Constables is set in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (the Act). The Policing Protocol Order sets out the relationship between PCCs and Chief Constables and how policing governance arrangements work, with statutory orders providing additional direction. The PCC and Chief Constable have different but mutually dependant and independent roles.
The Chief Executive (CEO), as monitoring officer, is required to ensure that the organisations act lawfully, reviewing arrangements regularly.
The OPCC and Force have developed a corporate governance framework on how these responsibilities are discharged and the law is complied with. This framework is known as the Scheme of Governance. The Scheme of Governance consists of four documents, these are:
Code of Corporate Governance
Sets out our governance principles of the OPCC
Scheme of Delegation
The powers delegated by the PCC and the Chief Constable to the Chief Executive or relevant Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Financial regulations of Wiltshire OPCC & Wiltshire Police
Contractual regulations of Wiltshire OPCC & Wiltshire Police
For all significant decisions, we publish a ‘decision notice’ on this website. These notices set out the advice received from the CEO and CFO officer, in making the decision.