On the 15th November 2012, Lancashire elected its first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) responsible for setting the priorities and resources for Lancashire Police, as well as supporting broader community safety activities across the region.
The Police and Crime Panel was also established to scrutinise and support the work of the PCC. The purpose of this role is to assist the PCC through providing independent challenge as a critical friend.
The Panel is made up of 18 elected members, representing the local authorities in the force area, and two independent co-opted members.
The Commissioner is required to consult with the Panel on their plans and budget for policing, as well as the level of council tax and the appointment of a chief constable.
The Panel is now looking for a committed and energetic person who either lives or works within the Lancashire area to serve as a Co-opted Independent Member from late spring 2021 for a four-year term.
The role of a Panel Member is an important and demanding one. The Panel, in a year, is expected to meet up a minimum of 4 times with other additional commitments likely.
Meetings will generally be held in day time/evenings at varying locations throughout the Lancashire area. As a Panel Member you would receive expenses, and would receive induction and other appropriate training.
To download a copy of the application pack please follow the link: http://bit.ly/3bW8yVa or alternatively download the pack using the link below.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 22 February 2021 at 9.00am.
Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 and interviews will take place on Wednesday, 3 March 2021. Please note that in the current pandemic it may be likely that interviews will take place virtually over Microsoft Teams.
The Panel has to reflect the breadth of communities in Lancashire and welcomes applications from all eligible people irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor.
Chair of Lancashire Police & Crime Panel