Co-opted Independent Members Of The Police And Crime Panel

Sussex Police LogoSussex Police and Crime Panel is looking for two enthusiastic and strategically minded people from the Sussex area to serve as co-opted independent members of the panel.

On 15th November 2012, the people of England and Wales will vote for a Police and Crime Commissioner, who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force area.  Each Commissioner will hold their chief constable and the force to account – effectively making the police answerable to the community they serve.

Each police force area will also have a Police and Crime Panel, to scrutinise the performance of the Commissioner, to ensure transparency, and to provide checks and balances in relation to the performance of the Commissioner. The Sussex Police and Crime Panel will comprise councillors, drawn from each of the 15 local authorities within the region, and two co-opted independent members.

Independent members, through their knowledge and experience, will augment the Panel’s ability to hold the Commissioner to account.

Applicants should live within the Sussex area (East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove). Experience in community safety, victim support, criminal justice and related issues would be helpful, but is not essential. There is no salary for the role, but travel expenses can be reclaimed.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 13thAugust. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will likely be conducted the week of 17th September.

To obtain an application pack, or for further information about Sussex Police and Crime Panel contact Ninesh Edwards at West Sussex County Council:

01243 752714