Scrutiny of the Commissioner - The Police and Crime Panel
Mark will be supported by a police and crime panel (PCP), made up of 12 representatives from the five councils in West Yorkshire and two independent members.
The police and crime panel (PCP) is not be a replacement for the Police Authority. It has various powers to scrutinise and support the Commissioner's activities. The duties of the panel includes:
- requesting reports from the Commissioner and their attendance at PCP meetings
- requiring the Commissioner to respond to any concerns they have
- making recommendations on the Police and Crime Plan and annual reports
- vetoing the PCC's appointment of the chief constable and the level of local tax (the precept level)
- seeking a professional view from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) regarding potential dismissals of the Chief Constable
Wakefield Council is the lead authority for the PCP. The Association of West Yorkshire Authorities provides adminsiatrative and scrutiny support to members of the panel.
Click here to go to the Association of West Yorkshire Authorities website pages about the police and crime panel. This website contains details of the public meetings of the Panel, to which members of the public are entitled to attend.
22 May 2013
29 May 2013
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