The Commissioner will seek to collaborate at local, regional and national levels to build capacity and capability as well as well as efficiency. He works closely with elected leaders of local and emergency service authorities to drive forward Cheshire wide priorities and identify opportunities for collaborative working in the areas of economic growth and public sector transformation.

Work is also undertaken to lead, influence and drive close working between local criminal justice, community safety and victim service partners to make sure that effective outcomes are delivered for Cheshire’s communities. This includes the Commissioner’s role as Chair of Cheshire’s Criminal Justice Board, where he brings senior officers from the local criminal justice system together to ensure they are collectively delivering the best possible services for Cheshire residents.

The Commissioner’s relationship with the community and voluntary sector is essential and he has set out his commitment to the voluntary sector compact agreement which provides a set of overarching principles for working together effectively.

The Police & Crime Plan 2016-21 sets out the Commissioner's approach and commitment to working in partnership providing a framework for partnerships, organisations, groups and individuals to work together to tackle crime and make people safer.