Commissioner’s Oath

17 September 2021

My contract with Derbyshire

Angelique Foster took up the post of Police and Crime Commissioner on 13 May 2021.

As Commissioner:

  • 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 of my 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.  

All Policies, Procedures and Guidance Documents are 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.

Monitoring policing

Police performance is monitored by the PCC and also by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) who report on policing activity with a view to encouraging improvement in reducing crime.

Visit the HMICFRS website to read more about how the police can reduce crime.

PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of legally required data and historic financial records, the majority of the information on the Derbyshire OPCC website covers information, news and events for the current Commissioner only. For access to news articles and information covering the previous Commissioners please contact the OPCC team.
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