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Setting the priorities for Derbyshire Police, responding to the needs of communities, setting the budget for local policing, ensuring that local and national priorities are suitably resourced and monitoring the local performance of the force. Some of the duties are listed below
Hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of Derbyshire Police
Set out a five-year Police and Crime Plan, although it may be refreshed each year and may be fully reopened at the Commissioner's discretion
Set the amount of Council Tax local people will pay towards policing
Set the Annual Budget for policing in Derbyshire
Present a budget to the Police and Crime Panel (PCP) for scrutiny. The PCP has the authority to veto the proposed amount local people will pay towards policing (otherwise known as the precept)
Attend meetings of the Police and Crime Panel to answer questions and explain decisions
There will be a reciprocal duty for Commissioners and responsible authorities to co-operate with each other and have regard to each other's priorities for the purposes of reducing crime and disorder (including antisocial behaviour), reducing reoffending and reducing substance misuse
Set policing priorities for the City and the County
The Commissioner will be able to provide community safety grants to individuals and organisations
Commissioners will have a general duty to regularly consult and involve the public and have regard to the local authorities priorities
To ensure victims and the most vulnerable individuals are consulted
Take into account national policing challenges, such as Counter Terrorism and cross-border policing, set out in a new 'Strategic Policing Requirement'
Publish an Annual Report to show results
Cooperate with partners to ensure an efficient and effective Criminal Justice system
Ensure the Police force is value for money.
Appoint (and if necessary dismiss) the Chief Constable