Public Questions at Police and Crime Commissioner’s Scrutiny Meetings
Content of Scrutiny Meetings
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland holds monthly scrutiny meetings with the purpose of discharging his role and function of:
- Scrutinising, supporting and challenging the overall performance of the Force;
- Holding the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force’s officers and staff;
- Holding the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of the functions of the Office of Chief Constable and the function of persons under the direction and control of the Chief Constable; and
- Maintaining an efficient and effective Police Force.
The Commissioner themes his scrutiny meetings around the objectives within his Police and Crime Plan which are:
- Investing in the Police
- A Better Deal for Victims and Witnesses
- Tackling Offending and Reoffending
- Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer
- Securing the Future of Our Communities
In doing so, the Commissioner seeks assurance and information from the Force that these objectives are being met.
Agendas and minutes for the PCC's scrutiny meetings can be found here: https://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Decisions/Scrutiny-Meetings.aspx
How can you be involved?
The Commissioner would like residents of Cleveland to play a greater role in his scrutiny of Cleveland Police. He is welcoming questions from the public, which he will put direcrtly to Cleveland Police's senior leaders at the next scrutiny meeting.
You will be informed if your question is being asked and will receive a written response.
Asking a question
Submitted questions must be focused on the theme being discussed at the next scrutiny meeting. Unfortunately, we are not able to include every submitted question in the scrutiny meeting, but our Community Hub Team will endeavour to seek an answer to your question.
Question submission deadline: Monday 6th January
Next meeting: Monday 13th January 2019
Theme of next meeting: How to prevent young people becoming involved in crime
You can also submit a question via our Facebook or Twitter page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some examples of questions and issues which it may not be possible to raise as part of the PCC’s Scrutiny:
- Issues which are a subject of a complaint (as this will be dealt with by the PCC’s Complaints process).
- Concerns about ongoing investigations.
The PCC is still happy to look into these other issues on behalf of the public - these can be brought to his attention by emailing email@example.com
Terms and conditions
By agreeing to the terms and conditions, you accept that not every question submitted to the OPCC will be used in the scrutiny meetings with Cleveland Police. We will anonymously raise your question in the PCC's monthly scrutiny meeting and publish the Force's response on our social media sites.
Even if your question is not directly put to senior officers via the PCC's scrutiny process, his Community Hub Team will endeavour to find an answer.
The personal information you submit via the Form above will be stored on a secure computer system and accessed only by staff in the Office of the Police and Crime Commisisoner. We will only use your personal information for the purpose of contacting you regarding your question or to add you to the PCC newsletter mailing list, should you desire. We will not share your information with any third parties without your consent.
For more information explaning how we use your information please visit our Policy Notice.