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Collaboration Agreements

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Where appropriate, and for security details, a copy of the contract may not be published, however brief details about the benefits of the contract will be provided.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

16 July 2020

  Secondment   

Who : Police and Crime Commissioners for Durham and Cleveland

What : Support provided by way of a Secondment

 Click here to view agreement

17 Jan 2020

   Modern Slavery  

Who :UK Police Forces and UK PCCs

What: Modern Slavery Police transformation programme

 
23 April 2019   Eurofins Provision  

Who :Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham 

What: Eurofins Provision for Forensic Science Services

 
28 Mar 2019    Digital Forensics   

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

What :  Counter Terrorism (CT) Borders Collaboration Memo of Understanding Variation to Digitial Forensics

 
14 Jan 2019   Fingerprint bureau  

Who : Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police Crime & Victims’ Commissioner for Durham, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary

What : Variations to Durham Constabulary Fingerprint Bureau SLA with Cleveland Police

 
22 Nov 2018  

Regional Dedicated Source Unit

 

Who:Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police Crime & Victims’ Commissioner for Durham, Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary & Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police, Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police,  Chief Constable for Humberside Police, Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police with the DSU.

 

What: Collaboration agreement for legal services across the Evolve Programme October 2018 –Regional Dedicated Source Unit (“DSU”)

The objective of the arrangement is to provide a single co-ordinated dedicated source unit for the region.

 

14 Nov 2018 

  Dog Support Unit  

Who:Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Durham, Police and Crime Commissioner of North Yorkshire, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chie Constable of Durham Constabulary, Chief Constable of North Yorkshire

What: Variation of the Collaboration Agreement for the provision of a collaborative Dogs Support Unit (DSU)

 

 
12 Nov 2018   National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, the National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit and the National Wildlife Services  

Who : Collaboration Agreement relating to National Vehicle Crime (NAVCIS), the National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit (NPFDU) and the National Wildlife and Crime Unit (NWCU)

 

What: Following the Parker Review, a number of national policing functions have been   embodied in national collaboration agreements to ensure their continuity in a formalised manner. In this particular instance, 3 of those functions – the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, the National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit and the National Wildlife Service – are to be formalised in a single collaboration agreement.

North-East-Forces-Collaborative-Agreements
17 Sept 2018   Evolve - Legal Services  

Who: Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police Crime & Victims’ Commissioner for Durham, Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police - Evolve Programme - Collaboration Agreement for Legal Services

What:Collaborative legal agreement to absorb and replace current legal services functions within police forces, ensure that capacity is available to meet the legal services needs of the Chief Constables (i.e. the Police Forces) as well as Police and Crime Commissioners and their offices, and reduce costs to the public purse by making specialist skills available across several forces.

Click to view the agreement 
19 April 2018   Modern Slavery Programme   

Who: UK Police Forces, UK PCCs, The NCA, UK Border Force, Immigration Enforcement, Gangmasters and Labour abuse Authority, HMRC, College of Policing and British Transport Police. 

What: Forces nationally are asked to sign a s.22 collaboration agreement to support a programme of further development of the modern slavery agenda taking forward recommendations made in a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. There are no legal, financial or operational issues in relation to the agreement.

Click to view the agreement  

10 April  2018   North East Regional Sub-functional Collaboration Agreement regarding Digital Forensics  

Who: North East Regional Sub-functional Collaboration Agreement regarding Digital Forensics

What: Further to the North East forces regional collaboration agreement, those forces are now asked to sign a further sub-functional agreement in relation to Digital Forensics for the purposes of ISO accreditation. There are no legal, financial or operational issues in relation to the 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
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. 

 
16 Mar 2017   NABIS (National Ballistics Intelligence Service) Collabpration 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.

 

02 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.

 
07 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

22 July 2016

  Provision of a Dog Support Unit serving the evolve force area  

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 

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

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. 

 
 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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

 
20 April 2015  

EVOLVE

 

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

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.

 
           
 
 
 
 
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