Role of the Police & Crime Panel

Scrutiny

PCCs will be scrutinised by police and crime panels, which will be formed of a minimum of 10 representatives from the local authorities in the force area. The duties of the panel include:

  • requiring the PCC to respond to any concerns they have
  • making recommendations on the crime plan and annual reports
  • confirming or vetoing the PCC's appointment of chief constable and the level of local tax (the precept level)