*Link Members – the Panel has previously dedicated time to support and scrutinise the Commissioner’s delivery against the Police and Crime Plan with a focus on performance. Drawing on the knowledge, expertise and interests of the Panel, individual Panel Members have been attached to the Commissioner’s Strategic Priorities to contribute and influence her key areas of business. You can view previous Link member reports here

This year, in addition to its statutory responsibilities, the Panel will focus on:-

  • Serious Violence – this will refresh the detailed work the Panel carried out as part of a dedicated Development Day in January 2019. It will be considered in the context of the Police and Crime Plan, Violence Reduction Units and Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Action Plan
  • Integrated Offender Management (IOM). This is where public agencies come together to identify the most persistent and problematic offenders and respond to the threats posed to local communities. After deciding the current practice has lost its way, HMICFRS has tasked PCCs with ensuring relevant partners and services are actively involved in the delivery of IOM. The Panel has been provided with the outcome document of a review funded by the Commissioner and there are plans to design a new way of IOM delivery for Avon and Somerset. We would like to dedicate a stand alone meeting to this topic next year and report back.


        Patricia Jones – Panel Lead Officer and Governance Specialist