The Police and Crime Panel is a joint body of the local authorities served by Gloucestershire Police (i.e. the area of Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Gloucester City Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Stroud District Council, and Tewkesbury Borough Council).
The Panel is to maintain a regular check and balance on the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The functions of the panel are to be exercised with a view to supporting the effective exercise of the functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The panel is under a duty to support, as well as challenge, the commissioner.
The local authorities have
agreed the formal arrangements for the Gloucestershire Police and
Crime Panel and have appointed thirteen Councillors to be Panel
members. The panel has also co-opted two independent
Gloucestershire County Council is host local authority for the panel and will provide administrative and other support to the panel and its members.
The Panel’s dedicated website is at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/policeandcrimepanel