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
- PCC and Chief Constable weekly meetings
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.
The Commissioner monitors the force’s progress against Cleveland Police’s Towards 2025 programme.
It was launched following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS.) The inspection found Cleveland Police to be inadequate in all areas.
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, meeting papers are available via the links below. They are published as soon as they are approved at the following meeting.
PCC Scrutiny Delivery and Performance Meetings
Scrutiny Meeting – 31 January 2022
Scrutiny Meeting – 3 November 2021
Scrutiny Meeting – 15 December 2021
Working Together Meetings
Archived Scrutiny Meetings
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) previously re-structured the scrutiny programme in April 2016. Agendas and papers for meetings prior to July 2016 are available on request.