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The Commissioner has a responsibility to hold the police to account on behalf of the public.  The PCC provides a link between the police and communities, working to turn local police and crime related needs and wishes into action. 

  • One of the critical roles of the PCCs is to assess, support and challenge the overall performance of the force against the priorities agreed within the Police and Crime Plan.
  • The Chief Constable must answer to the PCC in terms of delivering efficient and effective policing, and the way resources and spending are managed.
  • The Chief Constable must let the PCC know about any matter or investigation where the PCC may need to provide public assurance either alone or with the chief constable.
  • The PCC will not however obstruct the operational independence of the Chief Constable.

Quarterly Performance Update

The PCC publishes a summary of Force performance information on a quarterly basis below.

Performance Management Principles

Performance management is about monitoring and reviewing current performance in context, looking at how things are likely to develop and deciding on actions to improve future performance. This helps to ensure that informed decisions are made about how to best manage resources to achieve objectives. Following performance management principles allows the Commissioner to continuously improve the service that is provided to local people. 

The Commissioner formally meets with the Chief Constable or Deputy Chief Constable on a monthly basis to specifically monitor and review Force performance. The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • To carry out effective monitoring and review of force performance using Key Performance Indicators.
  • To consider assessment of performance against the objectives stated in the Police and Crime Plan.
  • To review performance by exception, considering the significant highlights and issues of concern.
  • To focus on review and monitoring rather than strategy development and planning.
  • To link in with the Risk Register as and when appropriate.
  • To issue an outcome focussed briefing providing feedback to the public, stakeholders and partners via the website as required.

Local Crime Figures

You can view local crime, policing and criminal justice information for Lincolnshire via the Police.uk ‘crime mapper’ website. This is a nationally run website with street-level crime and outcomes maps and data, and details of local policing teams. It also gives information about local policing events such as beat meetings and local policing team surgeries.

Annual Report

The Annual Report provides an overview of how the Force has performed against its objectives during the last financial year.

Other Sources of Performance Data



Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) independently assess police forces and policing activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism.

HMIC has developed the ‘Crime and Policing Comparator’ that provides comparison data on:

  • recorded crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB),
  • quality of service,
  • finances and
  • workforce numbers.

HMIC validates and publishes this data, which is submitted by police forces. Go to the HMIC Crime and Policing Comparator to find out more.

The Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics publishes crime statistics on a quarterly basis. The release presents the most recent crime statistics from two different sources:

  • the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW, previously known as the British Crime Survey), and
  • police recorded crime.

It also draws on data from other sources to provide a more comprehensive picture.  You can find out more at the Office for National Statistics website.

External Audit

The organisation’s financial statements and Annual Governance Statement are important means by which the PCC accounts for its stewardship of public funds. 

Our External Auditors provide messages arising from their audit of our financial statements. They also assess our arrangements with regard to value for money.

Annual Governance Statement

The Commissioner is responsible for putting in place proper arrangements for the governance of its affairs and facilitating the exercise of its functions, which includes ensuring a sound system of internal control is maintained through the year and that arrangements are in place for the management of risk. The PCC’s and Force’s Annual Government Statement is issued as part of the Financial Statements.

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