The Police and Crime Panel is responsible for supporting and scrutinising the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The panel does not have a role in scrutinising the performance of the force (that's the role of the commissioner).
The panel focuses its attention on the strategic actions and decisions made by the commissioner including whether they've:
The panel has a range of powers and responsibilities relating to the police and crime plan and annual report. These include:
The panel also makes reports or recommendations (including vetoing with a two-thirds majority) on proposals by the commissioner on:
Other specific powers held by the police and crime panel include:
Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Panel is made up of 15 councillors (one from each of the 10 local authorities in the police force area together with 5 co-opted councillors to achieve a balanced panel) and 2 independent members.
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