Police and Crime Panel – 14 September 2017

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel, which is responsible for reviewing and scrutinising the actions of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), is due to meet on 14 September in Nuneaton to consider a broad ranging agenda.

The Panel are expecting to be updated on the Police Force’s approach to managing staff and officer wellbeing and details about the PCCs approach to victim vulnerability. The Panel will also consider an update from their Performance Working Group which recently undertook a review of the PCC’s progress against his Police and Crime Plan.

The  meeting of the Panel is at 11am on 14 September 2017 at Nuneaton Town Hall. As always, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to observe, and contribute to the meeting where three working days notice is received.

Please get in touch with Stefan Robinson, Senior Democratic Services Officer, for more information.

stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk, 01926 4128079P

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Communities Committee – 12 September

Warwickshire County Council’s Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee is due to consider the outcome of the Air Quality review that was undertaken in 2016/17. There have been many successes since the recommendations were adopted, and it is clear that residents and council partners want cleaner air and improved sustainable transport options.

The update report is due to be considered at a meeting of the Committee at 2pm on 12 September 2017, Shire Hall, Warwick.  Other issue on the agenda include the Committee’s Work Programme, an Economic Development Update, and information on the performance of council services.

 

As always, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to observe, and contribute to the meeting where three days notice is received.

Please get in touch with Stefan Robinson, Senior Democratic Services Officer, for more information.

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Police and Crime Panel – 22 June

Now that the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been in post for a full year, the Police and Crime Panel are due to assess his performance against his pledges. The PCC’s annual report, which highlights what work that he has undertaken over the past year, is due to be considered at a meeting of the Panel at 11am on 22 June 2017, Shire Hall, Warwick.  Other issue on the agenda include:

  • The Police and Crime Panel Annual Report
  • An update from the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Grants to organisations that support the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan
  • A review of the Panels Work Programme

The Panel’s membership has changed considerably following the May 2017 Local Election, and after a productive induction session, it is clear that there is a range of new skills and experience among the membership.

As always, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to observe the Panel doing the important job of holding the PCC to account. The Panel will be holding meetings throughout Warwickshire to boost their exposure to residents across the breadth of the county.

Stefan Robinson, 01926 4128079, stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.ukpcp image

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Police and Crime Panel – 3 February 2017

The Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel are meeting at Shire Hall, Warwick, on 3 February 2017 at 11am. They will be carrying out the important role of holding the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to account. The main agenda item concerns the PCC’s proposed freeze of the Police element of the council tax.

If you would like to speak at the meeting,  or ask a question to the Panel or PCC related to the agenda, please contact Stefan Robinson no later than Wednesday 1 February 2017.

Stefan Robinson

Senior Democratic Services Officer
01926 4128079
stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk

Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel Vacancy

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel (PCP) is seeking an experienced person to join the Warwickshire Panel as an independent panel member.independent-member-jpg

This role will play a crucial part in maintaining the governance and accountability arrangements for policing in Warwickshire. The voluntary position will involve working as part of the panel to support and scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), to ensure that there is an effective and constructive challenge to the PCC, and to act as a voice to represent those who live and work in Warwickshire.

Applicants for the role should not be a Police Officer or member of the PCC’s staff, an MP or member of the National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament or European Parliament. They should not be Warwickshire County, District or Borough councillors nor civil servants engaged in political activity. They should be aged 18 or over and either live or work in Warwickshire.

The role requires attendance at all meetings of the panel (approximately six each year) as well as working groups and development sessions. An interest in the key issues of policing and policing priorities is essential and applicants should also have experience of working with people of various ages, religious beliefs and political views. Although this position is voluntary, reasonable expenses will be paid. The successful candidate will start their four year term as an independent member following the County Council Elections on 4 May 2017.

The position of independent member on the panel will become vacant following the stepping down of the panel’s Independent Chair, Mr Robin Verso. Mr Verso said of his time on the Panel:

“I have found the role of independent member of the Panel to be interesting, rewarding and challenging over the last 4 years. As a team, we have questioned the Commissioner consistently on his oversight of the Police and I found many opportunities to contribute to this, always seeking to improve Police services and success in the fight against crime. I had to work very hard to understand Police performance and finances which are essential requirements in my view to enable Panel members to hold the Commissioner to account. But it was worth it!”

Cllr John Horner, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said:

“The independent members of the Police and Crime Panel are essential to the smooth running of the panel and ensuring that the police and crime commissioner is subject to the right levels of scrutiny and hear the voice of everyone living and working in the County.”

Cllr Phillip Johnson, Chair of the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee, added:

“I sincerely hope there will be a high level of interest from the Warwickshire public for the really interesting and rewarding role of independent panel member.”

Full details of the application process, which closes at noon on 8 February 2017, can be found on the Police and Crime Panel’s Webpage here.

 

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