The annual report is a statutory
requirement. Part 1, Chapter 3, Section 1 of the Police
Reform and Social Resposibility Act 2011 states,
"Each [Police and Crime Commissioner]
must produce a report (an "annual report") on (a) the exercise
of...functions in each financial year, and (b) the progress which
has been made in the financial year in meeting the police and crime
objectives in the...police and crime plan".
The draft annual report has to be shared with the Police and
Crime Panel, which may make comments and recommendations.