RE: Crime & Disorder Co-optees
You don't necessarily have to co-opt someone from the Police Authority - you can just issue a standing invite but this could end up as just being a token excercise. The MPA has 20 odd members, half of whom come from the Assembly. There are link members for all London boroughs, with some members covering more then one borough. If all the London boroughs decide they would like to co-opt someone from the MPA to scrutiny, they may find themselves a little stretched, particularly as they will also already have links to local CPCGs . Incidentally, the guidance does not refer at all to CPCGs but they would be a very useful resource for scrutiny to take advantage of, particaurly as they will have developed strong community links.