Police, Fire and Crime Panel

Every police force area has a Panel, whose job it is to scrutinise the performance of the Commissioner.

The Police, Fire and Crime Panel is a joint committee of the local authorities in the area. Its role includes:

Complaints against the Commissioner and her deputy recorded by the Police, Fire and Crime Panel

The Panel’s complaints handling process is available on the Police, Fire and Crime Panel’s website.

From : 16 November 2012 to 5 May 2016 – Julia’s first term

  • 16 complaints had been received by the Panel regarding the Commissioner. Those which were determined to relate to conduct matters, were either resolved through the Panel’s Informal Resolution process or, the Panel’s Complaints Sub-Committee determined that no further action needed to be taken.
  • No complaints were been received regarding the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

From 6 May 2016 – 14 November 2018 – Julia’s second term

12 complaints have been received by the Police and Crime Panel regarding the conduct of the Commissioner.

Of these, nine were either:

  • resolved through the Panel’s Informal Resolution process, the Panel’s Lead Officer or Complaints Sub-Committee determined that no further action needed to be taken; or
  • the Complaints Sub-Committee determined that informal resolution was not an appropriate course of action but that a report and recommendations would be made to the Commissioner under section 28(6) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

Three  complaints received in this period are still under consideration by the Panel (17 January 2019).

One complaint was received regarding the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner but was subsequently formally withdrawn by the complainant.

From 15 November 2018 – 17 January 2019 – Julia Mulligan – Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

  • One complaint has been received by the Police, Fire and Crime Panel regarding the Commissioner and a determination has yet to be made.
  • No complaints have been received regarding the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Complaints Sub-Committee publishes its reports on complaints where it is determined that it is in the interests of the public to do so.

Police, Fire and Crime Panel website

Visit the Police, Fire and Crime Panel’s website to discover

  • who the members of the Police, Fire and Crime Panel are,
  • when meetings are held,
  • read meeting reports and papers, and
  • how to get in touch.

Updated 17 January 2019