The Panel must publish its statutory reports and the responses it receives from the Commissioner.

Our statutory reports relate to:-

  • Panel review of the Police and Crime Plan (and any variations to it)
  • Panel review of the Commissioner’s Annual Report
  • Panel recommendation on the Commissioner’s proposed Precept (the part of the Council Tax bill that subsidies policing in your area)
  • Confirmation hearings held for key staff appointments

Details of any proactive scrutiny or evidence sessions carried out by the Panel will also be published.

Proactive Scrutiny 

The Panel has received a series of assurance reports and presentations across 2020~21 and these continue. These reports add an extra layer of scrutiny to the Panel’s function and are also key to monitoring performance. The Panel has looked at the following areas to date:-

Cyber Crime, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Safeguarding and Equality and Disproportionality.

Strategic Priority 1: Protecting the most vulnerable people from harm
(Victims Services, Service Delivery Assurance and Mental Health)  June 2020 – Cllr Shearer SP1 MH report June 2020

Serious Violence and Knife Crime and Refreshed Police and Crime Plan – Key Lines of Enquiry 30th January 19

Neighbourhood Policing Review – Panel response to Neighbourhood Review September 2018

Panel Precept Recommendations

Precept-report 010222

Precept report 19.02.21

Precept-report 04.02.21

Precept-report 4 Feb 20

Precept report 5th Feb 2019

Precept Press release 19.2.19

Precept report 1 February 2018


Panel Annual Report

Annual Report 2017~18

Annual-Report 2020~21


Commissioner’s Annual report 
Panel Response to PCC Annual Report 15~16

PCC Response to Panel recommendations

Panel response to Annual report 17~18

PCC response to Panel recommendations 17~18

Panel response to Annual report 18~19

Panel response to Annual Report 19~20

PCC response to Panel recommendations

Panel response Annual Report 20~21


Police and Crime Plan 2016/21

PCC response to panel recommendations October 2016

Panel report on variation to the plan 13th December 2017

Key Lines of Enquiry 30th January 19

Police and Crime Plan 2021/25

Report Police and Crime Plan 21~25

PCC response plan recommendations


Budget/Funding 2017
The Tipping Point – argument for additional funding for Policing

Response from the Minister for Policing and Fire 

Commissioner and Chief Constable Joint Letter to the Minister

Panel letter in support of additional funding

Home Office response

Jacob Rees Mogg MP – letter of support


Panel response to Key Staff Appointments – 

Chief Constable January 2016 – Panel Recommendation Chief Constable Andy Marsh

Interim Chief Executive Officer Appointment Jan 2020 – Panel report MS 08.01.20

Interim Chief Financial Officer Appointment Jan 2020 – Panel report NA 08.01.20

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner April 2020 – Report Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner appointment 240420

Interim Chief Executive Officer Appointment 31.03.21 Panel report SF 31.03.21

Temporary Chief Constable 24.06.21 Panel Report Temp CC June 2021

Interim CFO Extension Panel endorsement to CFO contrct extension

Chief of Staff appointment 22.09.21 Panel report AR 22.09.21

Chief Constable Appointment 25.11.21 Panel report 251121 SC

Panel Core Documents

Panel Arrangements – Panel Operating Arrangements 31.03.21
Panel Rules of Procedure – Rules of Procedure 31.03.21
Panel Complaints Protocol – Complaints Protocol

Member Expenses Members allowance 20~21