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PCC to hold Chief Constable to account

Peter McCall
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[P]olice and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall will be holding his first public monthly conference to hold the Chief Constable to account for operational performance on Wednesday 6th July.

One of the key statutory roles of the Police and Crime Commissioner is holding on behalf of the public the Chief Constable to account for performance and ensuring that the force is efficient and effective.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall said: “I hold the Chief Constable to account for the force’s performance on your behalf. Holding the Chief Constable to account is a crucial part of my role as it is all about ensuring the operational performance remains at the good level that we have all experienced.

“The first public accountability conference will take place on Wednesday 6th July at Carleton Hall, Penrith starting at 10.00am and I would like to invite members of the public to attend. I will then be holding the Chief Constable to account once a month at these public accountability conferences. The public are invited to attend these conferences and if unable to attend can submit written questions to be answered at the meeting.

“In addition to the monthly conferences, I will be holding regular meetings with the Chief Constable to allow more detailed scrutiny of issues and agree actions. Action notes will be produced from these meetings and these will be published on my website so that people can see what has been discussed.

“Also, I am supported in my scrutiny by the Joint Audit and Standards Committee and the Ethics and Integrity Panel. Both these Panels can escalate any findings or issues to my monthly meeting. I am in turn scrutinised by you and the Police and Crime Panel.”

The agenda can be accessed: http://www.cumbria-pcc.gov.uk/media/45540/Agenda%2006.07.2016%20v4.pdf

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