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:
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