Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire


There is a vacancy for an Independent Member on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire.

The Police and Crime Panel was set up to assist the Police and Crime Commissioner, by 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 has 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.

The Panel is now 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.

Meetings will generally be held in day time/evenings at varying locations throughout the Lancashire area.  As a Panel Member you would receive expenses, and would receive induction and other appropriate training.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 22 February 2021 at 9.00am.  

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 and interviews will take place on Wednesday, 3 March 2021.  Please note that in the current pandemic it may be likely that interviews will take place virtually over Microsoft Teams.

The Panel has to reflect the breadth of communities in Lancashire and welcomes applications from all eligible people irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor.

More information and an application pack

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