Brexit – the implications for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
The potential effects of Brexit, no Brexit, deal or no-deal, have dominated the news feeds for nearly two years now.
The Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Lord Willy Bach, is one of the three PCCs leading nationally on matters relating to Brexit for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.
He also attends meetings of the International Crime Co-ordination Centre.
More locally he takes part in internal meetings convened by Leicestershire Police to consider any issues that may, or may not, arise that could potentially impact upon operational policing.
The Commissioner’s Office and Leicestershire Police benefit from his national links which bring in-depth knowledge to this matter.
Whatever the eventual outcome of the political discussions, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner wishes to assure the public that having assessed the implications of all possible outcomes, there is not expected to be any significant impact on his office and its work.
In reaching this conclusion, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has reviewed its Business Continuity Plan, which is in place to ensure that a return to normal business as soon as possible is achieved if any unforeseen situations arise.
If, in the unlikely event that any previously unidentified impact takes place, a crisis team, consisting of the Commissioner’s senior officers, has been established to lead on whatever mitigating actions are required to ensure business continuity.