Regular private meetings are held between the Commissioner and the Chief Constable, to ensure there is an open exchange of information and help them to maintain an effective working relationship.
These meetings are normally held at the Police Headquarters at Leek Wootton, though other venues are used on occasion. The meetings allow the Commissioner and Chief Constable Martin Jelley to discuss a wide variety of subjects relating to routine business.
Topics discussed can include:
- matters of immediate concern;
- trends in performance and incidence of crime that may impact on priorities included in the Police and Crime Plan;
- strategic proposals of the Commissioner/Chief Constable not considered in other forums;
- matters raised by the Police and Crime Panel;
- strategic finance;
- personnel matters;
- strategic policing initiatives;
- complaints and misconduct issues.
Meetings are normally held on a weekly basis and a summary of the discussions held in open session and their relevant actions is published.
The Commissioner also keeps close scrutiny of force performance and each quarter asks detailed questions of how Warwickshire Police is responding to changes in recorded crime and other performance measures. You can find these reports on our Police Performance page.