The Police and Crime Panel scrutinises and supports the work of Gloucestershire’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Made up of 15 elected councillors representing the seven Gloucestershire councils, and two independent co-opted members, the panel meets throughout the year to examine and review the work of the PCC and is under a duty to support, as well as challenge him.
The panel has a number of powers and responsibilities. These include to:
review the draft police and crime plan
review and scrutinise decisions and actions
review and confirm proposed appointments of Chief Constable, Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
oversee the handling of complaints against the PCC and / or Deputy PCC The panel is administered by Gloucestershire County Council and holds regular meetings in public.