The Police, Fire and Crime Panel is responsible for scrutinising the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for the way in which the Commissioner delivers their responsibilities for setting the budget and priorities for Northamptonshire Police and for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The Police, Fire and Crime Panel has the powers and duties specified in the Police, Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 and the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire (Fire and Rescue Authority) Order 2018.
The Police, Fire and Crime Panel is formally a joint committee of West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council. The membership of the Panel consists of 10 councillors, 5 from each council, and 2 independent co-opted members who are recruited from the community.
Information about how the Police, Fire and Crime Panel operates; copies of reports by the Panel; information about how to make a complaint about the conduct of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner; and Panel agenda papers from before 2021-22 are available at:
Police, Fire and Crime Panel meetings are usually webcast live on the West Northamptonshire Council YouTube channel. Recordings of Panel meetings are available to view at:
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