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Police and Crime Panel

The police and crime panel scrutinises and supports the work of the Durham Police and Crime and Victims' Commissioner (PCVC).

What is the Durham Police and Crime Panel?

The panel is composed of seven councillors from Durham County Council and three councillors from Darlington Borough Council, plus two independent co-opted members.

What does the panel do?

The panel has a number of powers and responsibilities, including to:

  • review the draft police and crime plan
  • publicly scrutinise the PCVC's annual report
  • review and scrutinise decisions and actions by the PCVC
  • review and veto the PCVC's proposed precept levels
  • review the PCVC's conduct
  • review and confirm the PCVC's proposed appointments of Chief Constable, Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
  • administer complaints in relation to the handling and determination of complaints against the PCVC and / or Deputy PCVC 

Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner (PCVC)

The PCVC is elected every four years. Ron Hogg was elected as the PCVC for the Durham police force area in November 2012 and was re-elected in May 2016.

The PCVC has a mandate for the whole of County Durham and Darlington. As well as holding the Chief Constable to account on behalf of local people, the PCVC's role includes:

  • appointing the Chief Constable
  • the power to call on the Chief Constable to retire or resign
  • securing the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force for the area
  • setting the police precept and budget
  • producing a police and crime plan
  • responsibility for holding community safety budgets and commissioning services

PCVCs are responsible for ensuring that community needs are met as effectively as possible and for improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They also work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.

Durham County Council logo
Darlington Borough Council logo

In partnership with

  • Durham County Council
  • Darlington Borough Council
Contact us
Durham Police and Crime Panel
03000 269 708
Our address is:
  • Committee Services
  • Room 1/14
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
0191 383 4206
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