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Applications open for Derbyshire police and crime panel role

Published: 20 October 2021

Applications are being invited for a role which plays a part in the way crime and disorder is tackled in Derbyshire.


Derbyshire Police and Crime Panel is looking for 2 independent members to sit on the panel, which scrutinises the work of Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner who is responsible for setting the priorities and resources for Derbyshire Constabulary and supporting community safety activities.

Independent panel members’ roles include:

  • reviewing the commissioner’s police and crime plan and annual report
  • reviewing senior appointments made by the commissioner
  • reviewing the level of council tax the commissioner proposes local people will pay towards policing
  • investigating any complaints about the commissioner’s conduct

Our Director of Legal and Democratic Services Helen Barrington said:

“This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in reducing crime and disorder across the county.

“We are looking for a committed and energetic local person to become an independent panel member and we’re hoping for a range of applications to reflect the breadth of Derbyshire’s diverse communities.”

Applicants should live or work in Derby or Derbyshire. Police officers, civilian police or Police and Crime Commissioner staff, county, city, borough or district councillors or Members of Parliament cannot apply.

All independent panel members, whose role is voluntary, receive appropriate training and can claim reasonable expenses.

Meetings are normally held in Matlock and duties are not expected to exceed one day a month.

Application packs for the independent panel member role are available by emailing police.andcrimepanel@derbyshire.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 14 November 2021.

For any informal discussion about the role please contact the Improvement and Scrutiny Officer, email police.andcrimepanel@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538373.