The work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be scrutinised by a Police and Crime Panel (PCP) made up of ten local councillors (one from each of the main councils in the Force area), together with two independent 'co-opted' members.
They have the ability to review the decisions made by the PCC and have the opportunity to question the PCC and the Chief Constable. More importantly, they will have the power of veto over the precept decision made by the PCC, the choice of a new Chief Constable, and will also be required to review the Police and Crime Plan before it is published.
Police and Crime Panel Powers
- Making reports and recommendations on the Plan and Annual Report, which the PCC must take account of and respond to
- Publishing all reports and recommendations that it makes
- Holding public meetings to discuss the annual report and to question the PCC
Panels can also make reports or recommendations, about the proposals by PCCs on:
- The level of the precept (council tax charge for the police)
- Appointing a Chief Constable
With a two-thirds majority the panel can veto either of these.
The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel is being maintained and run by East Lindsey District Council. You can find out more information about the Panel at the East Lindsey District Council website at: