Police and Crime Panel

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.

You can find out dates of upcoming meetings, as well as view previous agendas, minutes and reports here.

Latest Police and Crime Panel minutes available below

Minutes from the Police and Crime Panel 2020.pdf

The Commissioner’s Fund

Here in Gloucestershire, PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, which supports county-based projects that deliver one or more of our priorities. Our aim is to work directly with communities to make Gloucestershire safer.

About the fund

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