Police and Criminal Justice Act 2006
This Act is concerned with the development of Policing nationally and goes beyond the 2002 Act on the role of PCSOs, as well as paving the way for neighbourhood policing.
It requires every local authority to have a Crime and Disorder Committee, providing a new source of accountability to elected representatives.
The Act, which came into force in March 2007, also formally introduces the other changes proposed in the Review of 2001, that is:
- Repeals of requirement to produce three yearly audits and strategies
- Repeals the requirement for an annual report
- Introduces a requirement to produce annual partnership strategic assessment and a three-year annual rolling community safety plan
- Introduces the power to make regulations providing a framework for minimum standards and information sharing
- Extends Overview and Scrutiny
- Committees to include crime and disorder
- Introduces the Community Call to Action