The Role of the Cleveland Police & Crime Panel (PCP)
The Police & Crime Panel (PCP) has the power to scrutinise PCC activities, including the ability to review the Police & Crime Plan and Annual Report, veto decisions, request PCC papers and call PCCs and Chief Constables to public hearings.
The panel can also seek a professional view from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) regarding potential dismissals, and will agree on a lead authority to hold central funding and provide scrutiny support.
Local Authorities were invited to nominate Councillor Members for appointment to the PCP, and there is a provision to appoint up to two Independent Members.
The Panel will have the following powers and responsibilities:
Membership of the Police & Crime Panel
Membership reflects the political make-up of the county councils.
Chair: Councillor Stephenson - Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Vice Chair: Councillor Rooney - Middlesbrough Borough Council
Stockton-on-Tees: Councillor Dixon, Councillor Stephenson OBE, Councillor Vickers, Councillor Wilburn
Middlesbrough: Councillor Coupe, Councillor Rooney, Councillor Taylor
Redcar & Cleveland: Councillor Norton, Councillor Bendelow, Councillor Jones
Hartlepool: Councillor Lindridge, Councillor Brash
Non Political Independent Members: Gwyneth May Duncan, Chu Chu Ogoamaka
Agendas and Papers of Cleveland Police & Crime Panel
Click here to view agendas and papers for the Police & Crime Panel for Cleveland
Complaints Against the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
Full details and guidance about the PCC complaint process is outlined on the website of the Cleveland Police & Crime Panel (follow link)
As of 6 January 2015, the number of complaints received against the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is THREE.
(Details of these complaints are held and managed solely by the Cleveland Police & Crime Panel)