The Police and Crime Panel is 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.
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.