The Gibraltar Annual Policing Plan
The Annual Policing Plan for the year comes into effect on 1 April and runs until 31 March the following calendar year. Previously, the Policing Plan was drawn up by the Royal Gibraltar Police. The Policing Plan is now the responsibility of the Gibraltar Police Authority.
The Authority prepares the Annual Policing Plan for the year after consulting the Governor, the Chief Minister and the Commissioner of Police. The Plan must have due regard to, and as far as possible accommodate, the priorities of the Governor in those aspects of policing for which he is responsible, and the priorities of the Government in relation to policing as indicated to the Authority by the Chief Minister. The Plan will set targets to support the objectives and priorities of policing for that year.
The views of the public, as expressed to or obtained by the Authority, will also be taken into account when preparing the Annual Policing Plan.
Once the Annual Policing Plan has been approved by the Authority, it is laid before the Gibraltar Parliament by the Chief Minister and it is then published.