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 and there is 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 a professional view from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) on potential dismissals. They can 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
- Cllr Tony Riordan (Chair) – Stockton Borough Council
- Cllr Graham Cutler (Vice-chair) – Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
- Cllr Stefan Houghton -Stockton Borough Council
- Cllr Steve Nelson – Stockton Borough Council
- Cllr Chris Jones – Redcar and Cleveland
- Cllr Barrie Cooper – Middlesbrough Council
- Cllr Matthew Storey – Middlesbrough Council
- Cllr Lee Cartwright – Hartlepool Borough Council
- Cllr Norma Stephenson OBE – Stockton Borough Council
- Cllr Carl Quartermain – Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
- Cllr Dave Hunter – Hartlepool Borough Council
- Mayor Andy Preston – Middlesbrough Borough Council
*Not shown are 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 the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
- Complaints received by the OPCC will be referred to Cleveland Police and Crime Panel.
- The OPCC will extend every co-operation to the panel in relation to the handling of any such complaint in accordance with the Panel’s policies and procedures.
- The Chief Executive is available to members of the public to discuss any concern about ethics and standards in respect of the PCC or the OPCC, and will work with Cleveland Police and Crime Panel in the event that any such concern involves a complaint against the PCC.
As of October 29, 2019, the number of complaints received against the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is SIX.
The Police and Crime Panel has produced an Annual Report to report on their work over a 12-month period.