The Thames Valley Police
and Crime Panel examines and reviews how the
Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Matthew Barber,
carries out his responsibilities of ensuring that Thames Valley
Police runs effectively. The panel also has a role to support the
Commissioner in his work.
panel is made up of one Councillor from each of the 14 first tier
local authorities in the Thames Valley, as well as two independent
co-opted members, and four Co-opted Councillors from Buckinghamshire
Panel holds regular public meetings which are webcast where
The panel also has a duty
hearings for certain key positions, including Deputy Police and
Crime Commissioner, Chief Constable and others.
complaints against the Police and Crime Commissioner.
•Review the Police and
Crime Commissioner's proposed precept for each financial year -
this is the amount which the Commissioner hopes to raise each year
through council tax to fund policing.
•Scrutinise and comment on
the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Criminal
Justice Plan and on the Annual Report.
further information contact the Scrutiny Officer for the Panel on
Oxfordshire County Council hosted the Panel from 1 Jan 2020.
Previous to this, the Panel was hosted
by the then South Bucks District Council (from November 2015) and
the then Buckinghamshire County Council (from December 2012 to
and Minutes from November 2015 to 1
January 2020 can be found
and Minutes (from December 2012 to September 2015) .