Safer Neighbourhood Panels


We are now recruiting for the East Staffordshire and Cannock Chase Panels.

We are looking for volunteers to be part of the East Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel. The Police and Crime Commissioner urges local residents to step forward to join the panel to help to influence policing at the most local level in their communities.

You can also express your interest in applying by emailing or by calling 01785 232246.

Application forms:

East Staffordshire | Cannock Chase

Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panels

Safer Neighbourhood Panels, set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner, are
made up of local residents, local councillors and magistrates who meet regularly with their area’s local policing commander.

The panels shape local policing and community safety and shine the spotlight on the work done by police in their area to ensure greater transparency and help build public confidence. They examine the impact of policing, community resolutions and restorative justice, on their communities.

Panel members receive training to help them carry out their role so that they can be involved in innovative work such as examining body camera footage captured during “stop and searches” by local officers.

Panels are established in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Lichfield, Stafford, Tamworth, East Staffordshire and the three local policing team areas of Stoke-on-Trent. They are co-ordinated by the local council in each area but have the freedom to decide how they operate according to local needs.

Safer Neighbourhood Panels give local people the opportunity to hold policing in their area to account.
You can view panels’ previous meeting minutes here and you can read more about the work of Safer Neighbourhood Panels in our news section.

If you are interested in joining the Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel in a different area please see the application forms below for your local panel area:

South Staffordshire





Staffordshire Moorlands


You can also express your interest in applying by emailing or by calling 01785 232246.

Please read our information sheet before applying.