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15 April, 2020

Invitation to Quote – Public Safety Service pilot evaluation

We are inviting organisations to quote for the evaluation of the Public Safety Service pilot in Craven.

Based on the Tri-Service Safety Officer in Cornwall, two Public Safety Officers have been introduced by North Yorkshire’s Police Fire and Crime Commissioner in two locations in the Craven district as a 12 month pilot.

The role of the Public Safety Officer is community based with a focus on prevention and early intervention work and interaction with the wider community including schools and other local groups aiming to help improve safety for local residents. In addition to this, the Public Safety Officers will provide an emergency response for the Fire and Ambulance service. The role is not intended as a cost saving programme, rather to provide additional resource and capacity for the emergency services, and the local authority Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) team. The role is a standalone role in its own right and should not be regarded as a combination of PCSO, on-call firefighter, co-responder and ASB caseworker.

A full benefits review and independent evaluation of the Public Safety Officer role in Craven is required with a view to producing two evaluations:

  • a 4 month summary report in August
  • a 10 month final written report in February in order to help inform discussions around future extension of the role post pilot.

The tender submission deadline is Thursday 30th April 2020.

The overall budget is up to £10,000 excluding VAT.

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