Working together with local communities, other police services, public, private and community and voluntary sector organisations is crucial. The public expect agencies to work together and the Commissioner is well placed to provide local community leadership.

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 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.

The Police & Crime Plan 2016-21 sets out the Commissioner's approach and commitment to working in partnership and a Partnership Strategy will be developed during 2017 to provide a framework for partnerships, organisations, groups and individuals to work together to tackle crime and make people safer.