Cleveland Police and Crime Panel is responsible for the scrutiny of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC.)
The panel is made up of 12 local councillors with provision to appoint up to two independent members.
The Panel has the following powers and responsibilities:
- Reviewing the draft Police and Crime Plan;
- Scrutinising the PCC’s Annual Report;
- Reviewing the decisions and actions of the PCC;
- Reviewing and vetoing the PCC’s proposed precept levels.
In addition, members can also seek the professional view of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) on potential dismissals. They can also agree a lead authority to hold central funding and provide scrutiny support.
The lead authority, which provides support to Cleveland Police and Crime Panel, is Stockton Borough Council.
Membership of Cleveland Police and Crime Panel
The panel contains the following Cleveland councillors:
- Tony Riordan (Chair) – Stockton Borough Council
- Graham Cutler (Vice-chair) – Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
- Stefan Houghton -Stockton Borough Council
- Steve Nelson – Stockton Borough Council
- Chris Jones – Redcar and Cleveland
- Barrie Cooper – Middlesbrough Council
- Matthew Storey – Middlesbrough Council
- Lee Cartwright – Hartlepool Borough Council
- Norma Stephenson OBE – Stockton Borough Council
- Carl Quartermain – Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
- Dave Hunter – Hartlepool Borough Council
- Mayor Andy Preston – Middlesbrough Borough Council
*Not shown, above, are the non-political, independent members Paul McGrath and Luigi Salvati.
Agendas and Papers of Cleveland Police & Crime Panel
All agendas and papers are published on Stockton Borough Council website.
Access the agendas, papers and future meeting dates for the Police and Crime Panel via Stockton’s website.
Complaints Against Cleveland PCC
- Complaints received by the OPCC are referred to Cleveland Police and Crime Panel.
- The OPCC co-operates with the panel in relation to handling of any such complaint in accordance with the Panel’s policies and procedures.
- The Chief Executive can discuss concerns about ethics and standards with members of the public in respect of the PCC or the OPCC. She also works with Cleveland Police and Crime Panel in the event of any such concern involving a complaint against the PCC.
From 29 October 2019, the number of complaints received against the PCC is SIX.
The Police and Crime Panel has produced an Annual Report to report on their work over a 12-month period.