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Hampshire Police and Crime Panel

Hampshire Police and Crime Panel

The Hampshire Police and Crime Panel (PCP) is responsible for scrutinising and supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire. The PCC, Michael Lane, sets key policing priorities through his Police and Crime Plan, and determines the policing element of council tax, amongst other responsibilities.

The PCP is made up of representatives from each of the local authorities in the Hampshire Police area, which includes the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, the 11 Hampshire Borough and District councils, and the Counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. In order to better meet the balanced appointment objective, three additional local authority members have been co-opted to the PCP following agreement from the Home Secretary. Two non-political members of the Panel are also appointed to add to the collective spread of experience and knowledge.

Meeting formally around four times per year, the PCP examines and makes recommendations on various aspects of the PCC’s activity. In particular, powers include:

  • Reviewing the draft Police and Crime Plan
  • Reviewing (and having the power to veto) the PCC's proposed Council Tax precept levels
  • Reviewing and scrutinising decisions and actions by the PCC
  • Scrutinising the PCC's annual report
  • Confirming (and having the power to veto) the Chief Constable’s appointment
  • Confirming senior officer (Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer) and political roles (Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner) in the PCC’s office
  • Reviewing the PCC’s conduct
  • To appoint an acting PCC, if required

PCP News

July 2017

Residents invited to provide feedback on the impact of traffic related crime and nuisance within the communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Hampshire Police and Crime Panel working to make residents' voices heard

Appointment of new Chief Executive

The PCP unanimously recommended the appointment of Mr James Payne to the role of Chief Executive at a Confirmation Hearing on 7 July 2017.
Full report of the Confirmation Hearing for the role of Chief Executive  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 97kB

Appointment of Chief Finance Officer

The PCP unanimously recommended the appointment of Mr Andy Lowe to the role of Chief Finance Officer at a Confirmation Hearing on 7 July 2017.

Full report of the Confirmation Hearing for the role of Chief Finance Officer  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 95kB

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Contact

Democratic and Member Services
Corporate Services Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ

members.services@hants.gov.uk