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Could you help shape the future of policing across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire?

25 January 2024

Would you like to get involved in and make suggestions for improving policing, community safety and crime issues across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire?

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel needs you!

The panel is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual from Peterborough or wider Cambridgeshire to join as a co-opted independent member for the next four years.

The panel is part of the governance and accountability arrangements for policing in Cambridgeshire and the panel's role is to scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), acting as a critical friend.

To be successful in the role applicants should have a keen interest in police and crime standards and community safety, the ability to be analytical and have the confidence to scrutinise and offer constructive challenge.

The role of a panel member is an important and challenging one and offers the chance to review strategy and senior appointments of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The full panel includes eleven councillors from the county, city and district councils of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, plus two independent co-opted members.

The panel is looking for an independent co-opted member to join who has a track record in community involvement, can represent a cross section of views and concerns of the public and has a keen interest in policing, crime prevention, victim support, and community partnerships.

The applicant should be willing and able to scrutinise reports, papers and budgets; attend approximately five half-day public meetings with the Police and Crime Commissioner, plus occasional extraordinary meetings, briefings, planning meetings and conferences each year; and contribute to setting the work agenda of the panel.

Meetings will take place throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for which travel expenses will be provided. Panel members will receive appropriate training.

The role of a Panel Member is an important and demanding one. Members are expected to hold high standards of personal integrity at all times and to be respectful of others.

The panel is keen to reflect the breadth of communities in Cambridgeshire and welcomes interest from all those who are eligible.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22 February 2024. A working group of the panel will consider and assess all applications received.

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