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

26th April at 10.30am (Confirmatory Hearing)

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

This meeting will be conducted as a hybrid meeting, giving the public opportunity
to attend the meeting in person or to dial in remotely. Please contact
ptriffitt@somerset.gov.uk for further information or click on the following link for
details on how to join the meeting https://www.somerset.gov.uk/how-the-council-works/joining-an-online-meeting/

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

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:-



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