The Police, Crime & Victims' Commissioner has a duty to engage with the public to discuss the service they receive from the police.
The PCVC and members of the team attend many events which the public can attend to talk about their experiences and those of their communities. If you want to find out when the team is next in your area, please view the Event Calendar.
Community Meetings and Events
The Police, Crime & Victims' Commissioner regulary attends meetings and events, and visits community organisations across the County Durham and Darlington area. He responds to invitations from groups as well as activley approching organisations to visit. As lots of these meetings are led by the meeting organisers with the Commissioner in attendance and therefore agendas, minutes and discussion papers are managed by each respective organiser.He attends meetings such as Residents Associations, Parish Councils, Area Action Partnerships, Community Fairs, Agricultural Shows, etc. You can view which meetings the PCVC will be attending by viewing the Event Calendar.
Details of topics open to public consultation can be found here.
Police and Crime Commissioner events
Every year the Commissioner hosts a range of events linked to the priorities in the Police, Crime and Victims' Plan. Details of these events can be found within the the update sections of the plan here.
Every year the PCVC hosts a 'Celebration of Local Superheroes Event'. The 2019 event was held on the 29th June 2019. To view the pictures from the day you can visit our gallery here.
Scruitiny and Accountability Meetings
The Commissioner attends a range of statutory meetings to be held to account, and to scruitinise the Constabulary. Some of these meetings are open to the public, some are not. To view more about the meetings, their meeting dates, times and locations, along with agendas, documents and minutes, you can click on the images or links below.
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Police and Crime Panel
The Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner is held to account by the Durham Police and Crime Panel. They report to the panel regulalry. These meetings are open for the the public and press to observe.The Police, Crimeand Victims' Commissioner issues progress reports on delivering towards the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan and of the performance of the OPCVC. Further information on the Police and Crime Panel is available on their website here (external site). This includes details of meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, minutes and reports.
Executive Board is the meeting where the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner holds the Chief Constable to account. These meetings are currently not open to the public, however the minutes and agendas are available here.
Independent Joint Audit Committee
The Independent Joint Audit Committee is a combined body which considers the internal and external audit reports of both the Police Crime and Vicitms' Commissioner and the Chief Constable.
The committee advises the PCVC and Chief Constable according to good governance principles and advises them to adopt appropriate risk management arrangements in accordance with proper practices.
Committee meetings are held on a monthly basis, along with regular training days for members. Members of the public are able to attend Independent Audit Committee meetings as observers.For more information on the Independent Audit Commitee click here.