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Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel


The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel


Changes to Police Governance and Accountability


Significant changes in police governance and accountability have been introduced with The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. The legislation replaces the Police Authority with an elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). On the 5 May 2016 Mr Marc Jones was elected as the PCC for Lincolnshire. The PCC is responsible for deciding the priorities and budget for the Lincolnshire police force and is accountable to the public for the performance of their police force.

The Act requires the local authorities in each police force area to establish and maintain a Police and Crime Panel. The Act requires that the Panel must be balanced in terms of geography, politics, and the skills, knowledge and experience of Panel members. The Panel does not scrutinise the performance of the force as a whole or the Chief Constable as this is the responsibility of the PCC.

The Functions of the Police and Crime Panel

The Police and Crime Panel has a number of powers and responsibilities, including:

·         Scrutinising the actions and decisions of the Police and Crime Commissioner

·         Reviewing the draft Police and Crime Plan to ensure local priorities have been considered

·         Scrutinising and commenting upon the Annual Report of the PCC

·         Reviewing and reporting on the precept proposed by the PCC. The Panel has the right to veto the Commissioner’s proposed policing precept (the money collected from Council Tax for policing)

·         Holding confirmation hearings for the proposed appointment of a Chief Constable and senior support staff


Who sits on the Police and Crime Panel?


The Police and Crime Panel consists of ten councillors from the eight local authorities. The members are listed below:


Councillor Malcolm G Chandler


South Holland District Council


Councillor Geoffrey Hazelwood


North Kesteven District Council


Councillor Robin J Hunter-Clarke


Lincolnshire County Council


Councillor Graham Marsh


East Lindsey District Council


Councillor Mrs Angela Newton


Lincolnshire County Council


Councillor Mrs Fay Smith


City of Lincoln Council


Councillor Mrs Anne Welburn


West Lindsey District Council


Councillor Stephen Woodliffe


Boston Borough Council


Councillor Ray Wootten


South Kesteven District Council


Councillor Barry Young


Lincolnshire County Council


Two independent co-opted members have also been appointed through an open recruitment process and are listed here:


Christopher Cook


Norman Norris

Information regarding the Panel and details of future meetings are available atwww.e-lindsey.gov.uk/lpcp



Contact information

Emma Baldwin - Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel Officer

East Lindsey District Council
Room 107 Tedder Hall
Manby Park
Manby, Louth
LN11 8UP

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