Police and Crime panel

The Norfolk Police and Crime Panel (“the Panel”) has been established to maintain a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner (“the Commissioner”), Lorne Green, who was elected on 5 May 2016.

The Panel will both scrutinise the actions and decisions of the Commissioner and support and challenge the Commissioner in the exercise of his functions.

Meeting formally around 4 times per year, the PCP will examine and make recommendations on various aspects of the Commissioner’s activity, and in particular must:

  • Review the draft Police and Crime Plan for Norfolk
  • Scrutinise the Commissioner’s Annual Report
  • Review and scrutinise decisions and actions by the Commissioner
  • Review and veto the Commissioner’s proposed Council Tax precept levels
  • Review the Commissioner’s Conduct – the PCP can suspend the PCC if they are charged with 2 year imprisonable offence and report to IPCC, however they cannot remove the PCC
  • Confirm proposed Chief Constable and senior officer appointments
  • Appoint an acting Commissioner, if required

Composition

The Panel is a joint committee of the County Council, Borough, City and District Councils.

It must consist of 10 councillors (at least one from each authority) and two independent members (not councillors) co-opted by the Panel. Breckland District Council, Broadland District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk District Council, will each appoint one councillor. Norfolk County Council will appoint three councillors, picking up as far as possible the requirement to ensure political balance across the county.

Complaints about the conduct of the Police and Crime Commissioner

One of the Panel’s responsibilities is to deal with complaints made about the conduct of the Commissioner.

The Council wishes to provide a process which is simple to use and accessible to all, and to give people confidence that their complaints are being dealt with effectively.

Direct your complaint to:

Chief Executive
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk
Jubilee House
Falconers Chase
Wymondham
NR18 0WW

Telephone: 01953 424455

Email: opccn@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

News

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Review of proposed precept for 2016-17

At its meeting on Thursday 2 February 2017, the Panel agreed to support the Commissioner’s precept proposal.

Appointment of co-opted independent member
At its Annual General Meeting on 15 June 2016, the Panel agreed to appoint Air Commodore Kevin Pellatt FCMI RAF to the role of co-opted independent member for the 4 year term from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2020, replacing Sharon Brooks.

Review of proposed precept for 2016-17
At its meeting on 2 February 2016 the Panel agreed to veto the Commissioner’s precept proposal.

At its meeting on 16 February 2016 the Panel agreed to support the Commissioner’s revised precept proposal.

Submission of public questions to the Panel
When it met on 8 October 2015, the Panel agreed to reduce the period of notice for public questions to no later than 5 working days before each ordinary meeting of the Panel. An updated copy of the guidance is attached.

Review of the Commissioner’s 2014-15 Annual report
At its meeting on Tuesday 28 July 2015, the Panel endorsed the draft Annual Report.

Letter to Home Secretary
On 26 March 2015, the Police and Crime Panel sent a letter to Home Secretary outlining concerns about the handling of complaints relating to the conduct of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Review of proposed precept for 2015-16
At its meeting on Tuesday 3 February 2015 the Panel agreed to support the Commissioner’s precept proposal.