The Police and Crime Commissioner will be scrutinised by the Police and Crime Panel (PCP). Their role includes reviewing the police and crime plan, annual report and both scrutinising and supporting the activities of the PCC in holding the Chief Constable to account.
The Panel, which is Chaired by Councillor John Jowers from Essex Council County, is made up of representatives from each district. Two independent members have also been appointed.
The Panel has a number of powers and responsibilities. These include:
The Panel is required to hold a minimum of four public meetings a year.
The website of the Police and Crime Panel for Essex, including papers prepared for the Panel by the PCC, can be found here.
If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here