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WPCC3-0039 – NPoCC s.22 Collaboration Agreement

Decision Title: NPoCC s.22 Collaboration Agreement

Decision Reference Number: WPCC-0039

Lead Officer: Polly Reed

If force business, date approved by Chief Officer: 7 February 2022

Date: 3/02/2022

Status:  Partly confidential

If confidential or partly confidential*, rationale:                                      
(* If partly confidential specify which parts are confidential)

Section 2 – copy of the NPoCC s.22 Agreement

Section 5 – in its entirety

Exempt from publication by virtue of s.43 (Commercial interests) of the Freedom of Information Act

Decision summary:

Signature of a new National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC) s.22 Collaboration Agreement.

I confirm that my register of interests declaration is up to date and that none of my interests preclude me from making this decision.



Supporting information

1. Background information

The National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC) is responsible for co-ordinating the deployment of police officers and staff from across UK policing to support forces during large scale events, operations and in times of national crisis.  NPoCC also provides the national intelligence capability for public order and protest. NPoCC serves a link between police forces and Government with responsibility for all UK police forces.

The original s.22 Agreement dated 4 November 2016 was subject to a review and as  a result of changes to the governance of the NPoCC and the expanded role of the NPoCC, a new s.22 Agreement was drawn up. In September 2021 the draft new s.22 Agreement was circulated to Chief Constables and PCC for review and feedback.

2. List of additional information attached as appendices

Copy of NPoCC s.22 Collaboration Agreement (Exempt from publication by virtue of s.43 (Commercial interests) of the Freedom of Information Act)

3. Expected benefits

The new s.22 Agreement more accurately reflects the expanded role of the NPoCC and the governance arrangements in place.

4. Impact of not approving the application

The parties would be operating under an out of date collaboration agreement

5. Costs (including any identified savings)

Exempt from publication by virtue of s.43 (Commercial interests) of the Freedom of Information Act

6. Equality implications

Not applicable

7. Legal comments

The OPCC has obtained legal advice on the terms and conditions of the new s.22 Agreement.

8. Publication

Information in this form is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) and other legislation.  Unless the information provided is covered by an exemption and stated to be either confidential or partly confidential, the information contained in the form will be published on the OPCC website.

Comments from the Treasurer

The costs of this new arrangement are included in this decision notice.  Future year costs should be received in good time, to enable adequate provision to be made within the annual budget.

Comments from the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

This collaboration supports the governance and coordination of arrangements for deploying police officers nationally.  As Warwickshire both uses and supports the arrangements it is appropriate to sign the agreement.