Consultation on the Future of Joint Governance of the Police and the Fire and Rescue Services in Staffordshire


We want to hear your views about some important changes that might take place in how Staffordshire Police and the Fire and Rescue Services work together in the future.


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.

The local business case developed by independent experts details four options of how this could be done. It can be found here and is summarised in this survey.

One of the four options is the ‘Governance Model’, this is the Police and Crime Commissioners preferred option and the independent, evidence based Business Case also supports this option.

The Governance Model will be referred to as the PCC Governance Model in this survey.


Business Case

Please click below to hear the PCC explain it directly

A message from the PCC 


Summary of the Business Case

The options


About the consultation

This consultation invites everybody in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, including members of the public, staff and other stakeholders to consider the options and provide feedback.  It will run for eight weeks from the 10 July 2017 to 4 September 2017. The PCC will consider the responses of the consultation and make a decision whether to proceed to submit the full business case to the Home Office. Following a review process the Home Secretary will make the final decision. A consultation report will also be available on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website. The full timetable can be seen below.

The survey should take around 10 minutes to give your views on this important consultation.To take part in the consultation, please click here.


If you need help completing the survey, or would like someone to go through it with you over the telephone, please call M·E·L Research on 0121 604 4664.

If you have any further queries, or would like provide a written response, please send them directly to


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