Police and Crime Panel

The work of the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be scrutinised by a Police & Crime Panel (PCP) made up of ten local councillors (one from each of the main councils in the Force area), together with two independent ‘co-opted’ members.  They will have the ability to review the decisions made by the PCC and have the opportunity to question the PCC and the Chief Constable.  More importantly, they will have the power of veto over the precept decision made by the PCC, the choice of a new Chief Constable, and will also be required to review the Police & Crime Plan before it is published.

The PCP will meet at least quarterly, supported by the County Council.  these meetings will be open to the public and the press.  The PCP may hold other events such as public accountability sessions with the PCC at venues around the Force area.  The link between the PCC and PCP will be through the Office of the PCC.

Details of Agendas, Minutes etc can be found on the Staffordshire County Council website: Committee details

Formal responses from the PCP to the PCC

Contact Details for members of the Police & Crime Panel