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Collaboration Agreements

Ron hogg, Durham Police, Crime & Victims' Commissioner and/or on behalf of Durham Constabulary have entered into a number of collaborative agreements since November 2012.

Where appropriate, and for security details, a copy of the contract may not be published, however brief details about the benefits of the contract will be provided.

A current example of collaboration with partners is the Evolve programme. Evolve is a three-way collaboration with Durham Constbulary, Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police. Through the programme, each of the police services are exploring ways to work together across organisational boundaries, in order to increase operational resilience, improve services for communities and achieve financial savings. 

Section 22 Collaboration Agreements
Date Title Collaboration between...Supporting information (where appropriate)

October 2013

(supplemented or updated April 2015, July 2016 & December 2016

 NERSOU

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and Northumbria.

What: The objective of the arrangement is to provide additional capacity and capability across the region to tackle serious and organised crime. The agreement was varied in April 2015 to incorporate additional regional functions. Please note: A copy of this collaboration agreement is not available online on the grounds that publication could reveal – and therefore undermine the effectiveness of- operational tactics. In order to comply with the publication requirements under Section 23e of the Police Act 1996.

 
20 Apr 2015 EVOLVE Programme - Collaboration Agreement

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.

What: The parties are agreed that working together serves efficiency and effectiveness in accordance with the law.

Click to view the Evolve agreement

Click to view the press release

18 Sep 2015 Provision of Armed Police from the Civil Nuclear Authority

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

What: All Home Office Police Forces have been requested to enter into a formal collaboration agreement with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC). The CNC is an armed police service responsible for the protection of civil nuclear material at sites across the UK. Their officers have the full powers of a Constable at licensed sites and 5 kilometres beyond the boundary and anywhere whilst escorting nuclear material. The purpose of the Section 22A collaboration Agreement is to provide a lawful basis for the CNC to assist Home Office Police Forces when authorised to do so, as a simple alternative to the Energy Act 2004.

A copy of this collaboration agreement is not available online on the grounds that publication could reveal – and therefore undermine the effectiveness of operational tactics. In order to comply with the publication requirements under Section 23e of the Police Act 1996.

 
12 Nov 2015 Cleveland and Durham Special Operations Unit (CDSOU)

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables between Cleveland and Durham.

What: Establish a single unit that encompasses both firearms operations and training, together with road policing, both in area and district, and strategic road policing including collision investigation, traffic management and safety cameras.

Due to the nature of this collaboration, the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner is only publishing the title and objective of this agreement.

 
27 Nov 2015 Shared Scientific Support Services Agreement

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables between Durham and Northumbria.

What: The force has entered into a formal collaboration agreement to share the Durham Constabulary scientific support laboratory and facilities which are ISO accredited, to enable Northumbria Police to provide a fingerprint enhancement service which will meet national quality standards for the foreseeable future.

A copy of this collaboration agreement is not available online on the grounds that publication could reveal – and therefore undermine the effectiveness of operational tactics. In order to comply with the publication requirements under Section 23e of the Police Act 1996.

Due to the nature of this collaboration, the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner is only publishing the title and objective of this agreement. 

 
10 Dec 2015

Provision of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Function

&

Provision of a Disaster Victim Identification Function

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

What: A number and variety of collaborative arrangements for the delivery of policing services are already in place nationally and across the NPCC NE Region. On behalf of the Region, as part of responsibilities under an agreed “lead force” model, North Yorkshire Police has undertaken a review of the two services of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) aspect of the wider Civil Contingencies response.  From this review, outline business cases for these service responses have been formally approved by the Region’s Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners including the recommendation:

“A single Section 22A Agreement between all seven forces in the Region is required to form the legal basis for collaborative working.

A sub-functional agreement specifically for CBRN (and for DVI) is also required to detail bespoke arrangements not specified in the overarching Section 22A Agreement.” 

Thus this new Agreement provides a single, overarching legal agreement for the entirety of the NPCC NE Region’s seven policing services, and other partners, for collaboration. This Agreement was signed by the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable for Durham in December 2015. 

As joint working progresses individual sub-functional service agreements may be added to this overarching Agreement rather than requiring a new Section 22A Agreement each time.

Due to the nature of this collaboration, the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner is only publishing the title and objective of this agreement. 

 

1 April 2016 

(ongoing)

Servicing of Motorcycles and OCU Vehicles

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables of Durham and Cleveland.

What: The Parties wish to place the existing arrangements regarding servicing of motorcyles and OCU vehicles that are currently contained in a service level agreement, into a formal collaboration agreement.

Durham Constabulary has the facilities and the necessary capability to undertake the servicing of police vehicles of the collaborating forces.

Due to the nature of this collaboration, the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner is only publishing the title and objective of this agreement. 

 
13 Apr 2016 (ongoing) NPCC North East Region

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. 

What: A number and variety of collaborative arrangements for the delivery of policing services are already in place nationally and across the NPCC NE Region. On behalf of the Region, as part of responsibilities under an agreed lead force model, North Yorkshire Police has undertaken a review of the two services of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) aspect of the wider Civil Contingencies response (note: some are listed individually, above).

From this review, outline business cases for these service responses have been formally approved by the Region's Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners. A single Section 22A Agreement between all seven forces in the Region is required to form the legal  basis for collaborative working.

This agreement provides a single, overarching legal agreement for the entirety of the NPCC NE Regions seven policing services, and other partners, for collaboration.  Two sub-functional Agreements for CBRN and DVI will follow. As joint working progresses individual sub-functional service agreements may be added to this overarching agreement rather than requiring a new Section 22A Agreement each time.

North-East-Forces-Collaborative-Agreements
22 Jul 2016 Provision of a Dog Support Unit (DSU) serving the Evolve Force Areas. 

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.

What: The parties wish to enter into a Collaboration Agreement in pursuant of Section 22A of the Police Act 1996 for the provision of a Dog Support Unit (DSU) serving the Evolve Force Areas.

Click to view the agreement 
7 Nov 2016 Director for Legal Services serving the Evolve force areas 

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.

What: Evolve Programme - Collaboration Agreement for the Provision of a Director of Collaborative Legal Services.

Click to view the agreement 

Click to view the press release

2 Feb 2017 Covert Human Intelligence Sources

Who: UK Police forces

What: Creating a collaborative unit for the purpose of the authorisation of CHIS (Covert Human Intelligence Sources)

NOTE: A copy of this collaboration agreement is not available online on the grounds that publication could reveal – and therefore undermine the effectiveness of operational tactics. In order to comply with the publication requirements under Section 23e of the Police Act 1996, only the title of the agreement has been published.

 
16 Mar 2017 NABIS (National Ballistics Intelligence Service) Collaboration Agreement 

Who: UK Police Forces & National crime Agency

What: Establishment of the National Ballistics Intelligence Service
(“NABIS”)

NOTE: A copy of this collaboration agreement is not available online on the grounds that publication could reveal – and therefore undermine the effectiveness of operational tactics. In order to comply with the publication requirements under Section 23e of the Police Act 1996, only the title of the agreement has been published.

 
26 June 2017 Strategically Aligned Forensic Service 

Who: Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham and  Northumbria

What: A collaboration agreement between Durham and Northumbria for joint forensic service facilities based within Durham premises.

Due to the nature of this collaboration, the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner is only publishing the title and objective of this agreement. 

 
8 August 2017 Support for Criminal Justice Collaboration 

Who: Police and Crime Commissioners for Durham and Cleveland

What: The Commissioners wish to enter into a Collaboration Agreement pursuant to Section 22A Police Act 1996 ("the 1996 Act") for the establishment of two posts to support the delivery of their objectives concerning the local criminal justice system, working with agencies of the Local Criminal Justice Board ("LCJB") serving the policing areas of Cleveland and Durham.

Click to view the agreement
 
 
 
 
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