The Policing Protocol Order 2011 (statutory instrument) came into force on 16 January 2012 and extends to England and Wales.
The order is available to download below, as well as the previous draft protocol.
The Protocol sets out how the new policing governance arrangements will work. It clarifies the role and responsibilities of police and crime commissioners, the mayor’s office for policing and crime, chief constables, police and crime panels and the London assembly police and crime panel. It outlines what these bodies are expected to do and how they should work together to fight crime and improve policing.
The Policing Protocol 2011 is also now available on the legislation.gov website.