PolFIG's role is three-fold:
Advise NPCC/APPCs on National Income Generation Guidelines for use by all 43 police forces and recognised associated forces such as British Transport Police (BTP).
Provide a Forum for self-help and problem solving to Income Generation and Business Management peers
Provide an easy access point for businesses and sponsors to make nationwide forces aware of income generation opportunities
PolFIG has access to the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) through the National Policing Lead for Cost Recovery and Mutual Aid, who sits within the Finance Coordination Committee. PolFIG develops guidance to NPCC through the delivery of National Policing guidelines on Income Generation, Special Police Services and Mutual Aid which are revised on an annual cycle.
FORUM FOR SELF HELP
PolFIG acts as a forum for identifying and sharing expertise and best practice in Income Generation and informs, advises and stimulates debate within NPCC, the Home Office and other policy making bodies to help develop and drive national policy. PolFIG members interact with other subject matter experts inside and outside the organisation, delivering immediate access assistance when required by other peers and colleagues.
BUSINESS & SPONSOR ACCESS POINT
The PolFIG organisation provides an easy access point for businesses who wish to undertake dealings with all forces, perhaps exercising their corporate social responsibility in a policing environment. PolFIG will assist delivery of a common message to all forces, through the PolFIG delivery structure.
STATUTORY ENABLING ACTS
The enabling statutes for Income Generation, are lodged within the Police Act 1996 (as amended), Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 and Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (supply of goods and services by local authorities). The Police Act and Police Reform Act provide 6 main Sections which support activities, which are:
Section 15 - Supply of Goods and Services (Trading)
Section 24 - Mutual Aid to other Police Forces (Mutual Aid)
Section 25 - Special Police Services (Cost Recovery)
Section 92 - Grants by Local Authorities
Section 93 - Donations and Sponsorship (Sponsorship)
Section 98 - Mutual Aid to Scotland and Northern Ireland (Mutual Aid)
PolFIG is structured into regions, which elect a Regional Representative to the National PolFIG Committee. Each region meets on a quarterly basis, discussing local force developments, regional issues and initiatives, the previous National meeting and proposals for the next National meeting consideration. These meetings normally rotate between force locations and are often well attended.
The National Committee meetings are held quarterly and rotate to different locations around the country. Each Regional representative delivers a regional status, participates in National discussion, issues and initiatives and has input into the national NPCC Guidance. National meetings for all force representatives are held on an 'as needed' basis, with topical Income Generation and Business Management themes, new legislation and national briefings.
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Last modified: 08 January 2018.