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Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel

Peterborough City Council is the host authority for the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel.

Purpose of the Police and Crime Panel

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 introduced significant changes in police governance and accountability. In particular, replacing the police authorities with directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners.

The public accountability for the delivery and performance of the police service within each force area was placed into the hands of the Police and Crime Commissioner on behalf of their electorate.

The Police and Crime Commissioner draws on their mandate to set and shape the strategic objectives of their force area in consultation with the Chief Constable. The Commissioner is accountable to their electorate. The Chief Constable is accountable to the Commissioner.

The Act also requires the local authorities in each police force area to establish a Police and Crime Panel as a joint committee. Its role is to primarily scrutinise the Commissioner. The Act also prescribes many of the arrangements with regard to the panel and the way in which it conducts its business.

Visit our Democracy Peterborough website to:

  • View the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel annual reports
  • Browse meetings and agendas for the panel
  • Find the list of members sitting on the panel, their contact details and attendance statistics
  • Read documents such as terms of reference, rules of procedure, panel arrangements, legislation, complaints procedure and media protocol