Oral Evidence Session
The New Landscape of Policing
Tuesday 21 June 2011 at 11.00 am
Committee Room 15
Purpose of session:
This is the Committee’s sixth evidence session for its inquiry into the New Landscape of Policing and it will focus on the collaboration between Kent and Essex Police, and on individual examples of best practice in policing. The progress that has been made on collaboration between forces is one of the inquiry’s terms of reference. The Committee will also have a chance to ask the two best practice officers about wider issues, including morale and bureaucracy.
Committee Chair Rt hon Keith Vaz MP said:
“Kent and Essex Police began collaborating on operational functions and support services in 2007. This session provides an opportunity to discuss the challenges forces face in collaborative working and the potential savings this could bring. There will be time for discussion of best practice methods and possible remedies for reducing bureaucracy.”
At 11.00 a.m.
• Ann Barnes, Chair, Kent Police Authority
• Anthony Jackson, Chair, Essex Police Authority
• Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge, Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate
• Candace Bloomfield-Howe, Head of Procurement for Kent and Essex Police
At 11.30 a.m.
• Superintendent Howard Stone, Thames Valley Police
• Inspector Damian O’Reilly, Greater Manchester Police