Welcome to the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Panel Website

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Panel scrutinises and supports the work of the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner.

Made up of 14 councillors and 3 Independent Members, we represent the residents of the 9 local authorities in the force area – Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Mendip, North Somerset, Sedgemoor, Somerset County, Somerset West and Taunton, South Gloucestershire and South Somerset.

Next panel meeting

9th December 2021 at 11.30am 

Venue – John Meikle Room, The Deane House, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Belvedere Road, TA1 1HE

The Agenda and reports will be available here to download 5 clear working days before the meeting. You can also access previous papers here.

Please click on the Meetings tab at the top of the page to see future meeting dates.

Panel Annual Report 2020/21 Annual-Report 2020~21

Confirmatory Hearings 

The Panel confirmed the appointment of Deputy Chief Constable Sarah Crew to the position of Temporary Chief Constable at its Annual General Meeting on 24th June 2021, pending recruitment to the substantive position Panel Report Temp CC June 2021

Further Confirmatory Hearings will be held this year for the following senior positions in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Constabulary – Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Chief of Staff and Chief Constable. Dates for these hearings are as follows:-

  • 22nd September 2021 10.30am (Confirmatory Hearing Chief of Staff) – The Deane House, Belvedere Road Taunton, TA1 1HE  Panel report AR 22.09.21
  • 26th October at 10.30am – postponed
  • 25th November 2021 at 10.30am (Confirmatory Hearing Chief Constable) Panel report 251121 SC



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