Hampshire Police and Crime Panel – Independent Co-opted Members

Would you like to get involved in and make suggestions for improvement to policing, community safety and crime issues within Hampshire & the IOW?

The Hampshire Police and Crime Panel is seeking two committed and enthusiastic individuals from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to serve as coopted independent members from October 2016 for a four year term (until July 2020).

The elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire is required to consult with the Panel on their plans for policing, as well as the level of council tax precept and, when necessary, the appointment of a Chief Constable. The Panel also maintain a regular check and balance on the performance of the Commissioner, including the responsibility to review non-criminal complaints made against them. In delivering their statutory responsibilities the Panel also undertake a programme of proactive scrutiny, previously making recommendations to the Commissioner on varied topics, including new and emerging threats and areas of community concern.

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 ability to be decisive and make well informed, objective judgements is also essential.

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 commitment required from a co-opted independent Panel Member will depend upon the work programme approved by the Panel, but typically might average one day a month, including preparation time.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and to download a Co-opted Members Recruitment Pack please visit http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hampshirepcp.

The Panel wishes to reflect the breadth of communities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and welcomes applications from anyone eligible to be considered.

The closing date for applications is 29 August 2016.

For further information about Hampshire Police and Crime Panel please contact members.services@hants.gov.uk or call 01962 846693.