The Police and Crime Panel
The Police and Crime Panel (PCP), which is currently hosted by Durham County Council, provides checks and balances on the work of the PCVC. The Panel does not scrutinise Durham Constabulary, but scrutinises how the PCVC carries out his statutory responsibilities.
The Panel has a key role in constructively challenging the PCVC, and in supporting his role in enhancing the public accountability of the force.
The Panel is constituted of ten elected councillors, seven from Durham County Council and three from Darlington Borough Council. There are also two additional co-opted members, helping to ensure that the Panel has a good mix of skills, knowledge and experience to carry out its work.
More information about the Durham Police and Crime Panel, along with agendas and minutes for its meetings, can be found here.
The list in the table below shows recent correspondence between the PCVC and the Police and Crime Panel.