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Essex PFCC ‘highly commended’ for open and transparent information

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has received national recognition for providing clear information to the public. It is also transparent about the way it operates and how it scrutinises the work of Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Following a recent mystery shopper style assessment of all Police and Crime Commissioner websites carried out by the police governance experts CoPaCC, our website was graded as highly commended.

Not only should the website contain information and documents set out by the Home Office, it also must be easy for the general public to find and understand.

 

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Commissioner for Essex, said: “Regularly engaging with our communities and being accountable is so important as I represent the public and give them a voice. Ensuring the work we do in regards to policing and fire and rescue services is clear and easy to understand is key to this. We have done a great deal to ensure we are providing useful, relevant and clear information that the public can use, so I’m really pleased that this has been recognised.”

 

Information that must be published by Police and Crime Commissioners is set out by the Home Office.

The assessment took place between November 2020 to January 2021.

You can read the full assessment by CoPACC in Policing Insight Magazine.

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