The Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel examines and reviews how the Police and 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.
The 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 Council.
The Panel holds regular public meetings which are webcast where possible.
The panel also has a duty to:
•Conduct confirmation hearings for certain key positions, including Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Chief Constable and others.
•Handle non-criminal 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.
For further information contact the Scrutiny Officer for the Panel on 07990368048.
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 September 2015).
Agenda and Minutes from November 2015 to 1 January 2020 can be found here
Agenda and Minutes (from December 2012 to September 2015) .
Support officer: Khalid Ahmed, Thames Valley Police & Crime Panel Scrutiny Officer. Tel: 07990 368048; Email: email@example.com