The Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has established a new framework for engaging and scrutinising all aspects of policing activity including the quality of the police’s interaction with the BAME community – either as a victim of crime or those accused of committing a criminal offence.
The PCC is seeking volunteer scrutineers to bring their knowledge, perspective, insights and understanding gained through both their lived experience and professional training and academic study. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of the community most impacted by stop and search, use of force and discrimination complaints.
Your role will be vital in assisting the PCC to hold the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of policing and helping to build trust across the BAME community.
As a panel member, you will
- Objectively scrutinise, challenge and promote good policing practice
- Make recommendations to improve police practice, policy and procedures
- Have a commitment to equality and diversity and an understanding of the effects of discrimination
- Engage and feedback to the BAME community on the findings and outcomes from scrutiny reviews
The Independent Community Scrutiny Panel (ICSP) will meet at least quarterly and more frequently dependent upon the agreed work programme agreed by the Police and Crime Commissioner in consultation with the Community Listening Group (CLG). In addition, it is expected that panel members will participate in a range of scrutiny activity, focus groups, and observational visits and one to one interviews.
The chair and other members of the panel will receive an annual allowance and travel expenses to enable them to actively engage in the work of the panel.
A virtual information evening is planned for 19th March between 4.00pm to 6.00pm to provide interested parties with an insight into what is involved and the role they could play as a member of the independent scrutiny panel. If you wish to attend this virtual information evening please register your interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions should be directed to David Shire by email at the above address or by phone 0115 8445998.
Applications to be sent by email to Kayt Radford - closing date Friday 9th April 2021 at 12 noon
Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner