West Midlands PCC wins transparency award
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has been
recognised for its transparency and received an award.
CoPaCC - the independent body that monitors police
governance - presented the office with an OPCC Transparency
Quality Mark, meaning it hits a high standard in having accessible
information for the public.
The West Midlands office of the PCC was one of 25
nationwide to pick up the quality mark.
CoPaCC first reviewed PCCs' ability to meet their
statutory transparency responsibilities in 2013.
West Midlands Chief Executive Jonathan Jardine said: "It's
an honour to receive this award and be recognised for all our hard
work in delivering high standards in public life.
"As the public expects, we work to make sure our
information is available and accessible.
"It is vital that the public has access to the information
we handle in the office and it's great to pick up this
"Every year since 2013 - when this award was founded - I
am proud that we have been recognised for our transparency by
CoPaCC's CEO Bernard Rix said: "These OPCCs
have all demonstrated that they are transparent in what they do,
meeting relevant legal requirements. They present key information
in an accessible format on their websites and I congratulate them
all on their good work. I look forward to what I trust will be
continued excellent work by each and every one of them in this
Paul Grady, Head of Police for Grant Thornton who hosted
the event, commented at the presentations that:
"Transparency is an essential part of the democratic process. For
the public to be able gauge how successful their PCC is in
delivering their electoral mandate, they need access to information
that is accessible, easy to understand and fit for purpose. Grant
Thornton is proud to once again be hosting these Transparency
Awards and we congratulate all those who have been successful in
meeting the standards required."
Pictured are Paul Grady from Grant Thorton, West Midlands
Police and Crime Commissioner Chief Executive, Jonathan Jardine and
Bernard Rix from CoPaCC.