The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) holds monthly scrutiny meetings.
These meetings are part of the PCC’s responsibility to hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering efficient and effective policing in Cleveland.
The PCC’s scrutiny meetings fall into the following two categories:
- PCC Scrutiny Meeting (including quarterly performance meetings)
- PCC and Chief Constable weekly meetings
Further details about the PCC’s scrutiny programme can be found in the Scrutiny Handbook.
Terms of Reference
PCC Scrutiny, Delivery and Performance Meetings
The PCC has a statutory duty and a mandate at election to hold the police to account on behalf of the public.
Therefore, duties include the following:
- Scrutinising, supporting and challenging the performance of the Force;
- Holding the Chief Constable to account for the performance of officers and staff;
- Making sure the Chief Constable carries out his duties – and those of staff under his direction and control – properly; and
- Maintaining an efficient and effective police force.
PCC and Chief Constable Weekly Meetings
Meetings allow an open and honest exchange between the two leaders. As a result, they help the PCC to hold the Chief Constable to account. Meetings are closed to the public.
Items on the agenda include the following :
- Matters of immediate concern;
- Trends in performance and incidence of crime which may impact on priorities including the Police and Crime Plan;
- Strategic proposals of the Commissioner/Chief Constable not considered in other forums;
- Matters raised by Cleveland Police and Crime Panel;
- Strategic finance;
- Personnel matters;
- Public concerns;
- Strategic policing initiatives;
- Complaints and misconduct.
Agendas and Papers
Please note, Scrutiny Meetings are not held in public. However, details of the meetings held in 2022/23 can be found here.
PCC Scrutiny Delivery and Performance MeetingsScrutiny 2022/23 Questions/Assurance Level
You can find a previous Scrutiny Delivery and Performance meetings here.