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 to 14 November 2018 – Julia’s second term

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

These complaints 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 a report and recommendations would be made to the Commissioner under section 28(6) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

One complaint was received regarding the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner but was subsequently formally withdrawn by the complainant.

From 15 November 2018 to 8 October 2019 – Julia Mulligan – Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

  • Five complaints have been received by the Police, Fire and Crime Panel regarding the conduct of the Commissioner.
  • One complaint is currently under consideration by the Panel (as at 8 October 2019)

For all complaints recorded in this period (15 November to 8 October) which have been fully considered, the Panel’s Lead Officer determined that no further action needed to be taken or informal resolution would not be an appropriate course of action.

From 15 November 2018 to 8 October 2019 – Will Naylor – Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

  • One complaint has been received regarding the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. The Panel’s Lead Officer determined that no further action would be taken.

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 8 October 2019