The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre
The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC) is a policing-led, not for profit, membership organisation that is a part of a national network of centres, established by the Home Office to help small and medium organisations tackle the rising threat of cyber-attacks.
Working alongside partners in the private cyber sector, academia and the police, the centre is uniquely placed in its ability to reach out to businesses, schools and charities and help them to become more secure in the online space.
The ECRC operate across Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire.
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ECRC offer a free core membership that provides practical advice on building your cyber resilience, including:
Through the core membership, you also gain access to ECRC integrated range of Cyber Resilience Services. These services are designed help businesses assess, build, and manage online networks as well as assisting businesses and their staff to have the right strategies to respond to incidents efficiently and so migrate any potential damage a cyber-attack may create.
Information on your local neighbourhood officers, crime prevention, crime maps and a wide range of advice and useful contacts.
Provides a range of data, including local crime information, contact details for safer neighbourhood teams and advice on criminal justice matters.
Local councils improve the health, wellbeing and safety of their residents. Working with partners, they aim to support, care for and protect vulnerable adults and children, and improve the safety and security of their neighbourhoods and residents.
Bedford Borough Council
Central Bedfordshire Council
Luton Borough Council
Community Safety Partnerships
Criminal Justice Board
Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) were set up as statutory bodies under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 with further regulation being provided by the Police Reform Act 2002 and the Police and Justice Act 2006. Bedfordshire has three CSPs, one for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Borough Councils. CSPs are made up of representatives from the Police, Councils, Fire Authorities and many other partners. Partners work together to develop and implement strategies to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safe.
The Bedfordshire Criminal Justice Board enables improved communication, cooperation and collaboration between partners to provide fair, efficient and effective criminal justice services in Bedfordshire to provide the best possible service to victims of crime and witnesses. They assist each other in delivering against the national Strategy and Action Plan with the aim of reducing offending and reoffending, and increasing public confidence in the Criminal Justice System.
Courts and Prison Services
Police and Crime Panel
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service
This service is responsible for the administration of the criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales.
Crown Prosecution Service
The Crown Prosecution Service is the principal prosecution authority in England and Wales, and is responsible for advising the police on cases for possible prosecution, reviewing cases the police have submitted, determining any charges in more serious or complex cases, preparing cases for court, and presenting cases at court.
The Commissioner’s work is scrutinised by a Police and Crime Panel, consisting of ten local councillors and two independent members. The panel, which is hosted by Bedford Borough Council, is not a replacement Police Authority and will not scrutinise force performance. Read more about the function and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Panel here.
It will focus its attention on the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner including whether the:
It also has the power to veto some decisions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner, such as the amount of council tax paid towards policing and the appointment of the Chief Constable.