Remit of the Public accountability meeting
Through the work of the Public accountability meeting, the Commissioner ensures that:
- The Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer are held to account in their delivery of the Police, Fire and Crime Plan through monitoring key performance indicators.
- Specific areas of service are evaluated and reported on.
- Resources and budgets are focused on the implementation of the plan and are delivering value for money for the taxpayer.
- Agreed outcomes stated in the plan are monitored through a performance management framework.
- Third party performance tables and reports, for example those produced by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of the Constabulary (HMIC), are closely scrutinised and necessary actions identified and delivered.
- Police complaints are monitored and lessons learnt.
- Fire and Rescue complaints are monitored and lessons learnt.
- Qualitative feedback from key partners, stakeholders and service users is sought and acted upon.
- Formal and informal feedback is given from the workforce including the staff associations such as the Police Federation, Fire Brigades Union and UNISON.
- Partnership structures and delivery are effective, especially within the context of the wider criminal justice landscape.
- Internal and external communications are delivering effectively against the agreed strategy.