Joint Governance of Police, and Fire and Rescue Services in Staffordshire

Reminder: Have your say on the future of joint governance of the Police and the Fire and Rescue services in Staffordshire

As we do not seem to have received a response from you, this is a reminder that the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in Staffordshire are undertaking a consultation on the future joint governance of the Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Staffordshire. M·E·L Research have been asked to run the consultation as an independent organisation. The consultation is being run from 10th July 2017 for an 8 week period, finishing on the 4th September 2017.

As part of the consultation, it is extremely important to get the views of local stakeholders. Therefore, we would like to get your views on the local business case for future governance options, which has been developed by independent experts.

A ‘duty to collaborate’

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into effect on 3 April 2017 and contains, among other things, a statutory duty for emergency services to collaborate and the opportunity for Police and Crime Commissioners to make a local case for taking on responsibility for the governance of their Fire and Rescue Services.

The Act is intended to accelerate the scale and pace of formal collaboration between emergency services, including sharing services as well as joint working.

To complete the online survey, please use the following link:


Full details of the business case and further information can be found via the links below:

Business Case
Hear the PCC explain it directly
A message from the PCC
Summary of the Business Case
The options

If you would like to provide a written response or have any queries, please send them directly to or contact Karen Etheridge on 0121 604 4664.

Getting help completing the survey
If you would prefer to complete the survey over the phone or require further assistance please phone 0121 604 4664 and ask to speak to one of interviewers. Please state that you want to complete the Staffordshire PCC consultation.