Report shows Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office most ‘efficient’ in England and Wales
A report released by the Tax Payers Alliance today (07/08) has shown that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Thames Valley is the lowest costing OPCC in England and Wales per 1,000 members of the electorate in each force area.
The 2013-14 figures show that the OPCC for Thames Valley only spent £624 per 1,000 members of the electorate compared to its equivalents, whose costs ranged up to £2,979 per 1,000 members of the electorate.
The figures also highlighted that the cost of the OPCC for Thames Valley in 2013/14 was significantly lower than the cost of the previous Thames Valley Police Authority in its final full year, 2010/11, with the OPCC annual budget being £711,325 lower than that of the former Police Authority it replaced.
As well as supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner to secure an effective and efficient police service for his area and to hold the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the electorate, the OPCC is also responsible for commissioning services for victims of crime and engaging with the public and partners to set the policing and crime priorities for the Thames Valley.
Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley said:
“I am pleased that my office has saved the taxpayer nearly three quarters of a million pounds compared to the Police Authority office it replaced.
“I have a small, well run and efficient office that does the job intended at a lower cost than any other Office of the PCC.”
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld, will be available to interview on Friday 7 August from 13.00 to 15.00. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an interview.