My contract with Derbyshire
Angelique Foster took up the post of Police and Crime Commissioner on 13 May 2021.
As Commissioner I will:
- I will serve the people of Derbyshire in the office of Police and Crime Commissioner.
- I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best ofmy ability, will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public.
- I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime, and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice.
- I will take all steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions, so that I may be properly held to account by the public.
- I will not interfere with the operational independence of police officers.
The Commissioner's Acceptance of Office declaration is available here.
The Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct declaration is available here.
Background to the Commissioner's role
Changes to the Police governance structure were approved in September 2011 when the Coalition Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.
This meant that from November 2012, Police Authorities would cease to exist and be replaced with directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners. To find out more about the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act visit the Government's legislation webpage.
Information and latest news about Police and Crime Commissioners' responsibilities and partnership working can be viewed on the Home Office's website.
Police performance is monitored by the PCC and also by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIC) who report on policing activity with a view to encouraging improvement in reducing crime.
Visit the HMIC website to read more about how the police can reduce crime.
The Commissioner's publication scheme listing information that is already published is publicly available.