Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon and Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles have formally agreed the membership of their new Joint Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee (JARAC).
The county’s two top policing figures advertised in March for five Derbyshire residents to become independent committee members to help oversee and improve the delivery of the county’s policing services.
Their role includes responsibilities for overseeing risk management and proper governance arrangements, and working with both the internal and external auditors to support both the Commissioner and the Chief Constable in delivering the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan, and making sure that local communities are receiving value for money
The JARAC chair Ms Kate Alcock who was appointed earlier in the year and fellow member Mike Carrington are both former members of Derbyshire Police Authority. The other three members are Ms S Hart, Mr S Cook and Mr A Salt
Commissioner Charles said: “We were fortunate to have applications from highly qualified and experienced people, who will provide an independent viewpoint on the resilience of the governance arrangements across our two offices. I believe that it’s important that local people undertake this role on behalf of local communities, giving a real meaning to the word independent oversight. This is a fundamental element of our transparency agenda and members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings of this committee.”
Mr Creedon commented “I am really pleased there with have such a good range of people with varying experience and skills to support the work of the onstabulary and how we are able to deliver the Police and Crime Plan. It is of real benefit to both the Constabulary and the Commissioner to have these independent voices to scrutinise the work we both do. I would like to encourage any members of the community to come along to the open meeting, so that they can gain a greater insight into the governance of policing”
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Posted on Tuesday 25th June 2013