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Sixth national transparency award for Norfolk PCC office

For the sixth year running, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) has received a prestigious national award for openness and transparency.

The OPCCN is one of 39 PCC offices to have been awarded the Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2021 by CoPaCC – a national organisation which monitors police governance – and one of just 18 highly commended for the way it provides information to the public.

Based in Wymondham, the OPCCN supports and promotes the work of the PCC for Norfolk. The Quality Mark recognises the PCC offices which meet their statutory requirements in not only publishing information but also ensuring it is easy to find and understand.

On announcing the awards, CoPaCC Chief Executive Bernard Rix said: “CoPaCC are pleased to announce that 39 OPCCs have reached the required standard for the 2021 Open and Transparent Quality Mark.

“Congratulations to all of the recipients, and many thanks to the OPCC staff who have worked tirelessly since the Quality Mark was launched in 2013 to improve publication of statutory disclosures and in some cases exceed the requirements.”

Adding his congratulations to those of CoPaCC, Norfolk PCC Lorne Green said: “Once again the OPCCN team has been recognised for its continued good practice in making PCC business open, transparent and accessible to everyone.

“To see, in what has been a really challenging year for organisations around the country, the team not just awarded the Quality Mark but also highly commended by assessors is fantastic. I am really proud to have had the opportunity to work with this top performing team during my time as PCC.”

For more information on CoPaCC and the Open and Transparent Quality Mark, visit