The Commissioner's work is assessed, supported and challenged by the Police and Crime Panel. This is to make sure that the public have the information they need to consider or challenge decisions and in this way the Police and Crime Commissioner can be held to account.
The Panel's role includes:-
- reviewing the PCC's proposals for the amount of council tax local people pay towards policing. It has the power to veto these proposals if it considers the amount is inappropriate.
- considering the PCC's Police and Crime Plan and Annual Report
- considering the PCC's proposals for the appointment of a new Chief Constable, with the power to veto
- investigating complaints about the PCC
The Police and Crime Panel will not scrutinise the performance of the Force as a whole or the Chief Constable as this is the responsibity of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The Panel can can request reports from the Police and Crime Commissioner and if it wishes call the Commissioner to attend its meetings.
The Police and Crime Panel is run from Nottinghamshire County Council and more information can be found HERE.