The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and make sure she is holding the Chief Constable to account and performing her role effectively.

PCPs have power to look at the Commissioner's activities, including;

  • requesting reports from the PCC;Merseyside Police and Crime Panel logo
  • calling PCCs and Chief Constables to public hearings;
  • the power of veto over the recruitment of the Chief Constable and decisions over the policing element of Council Tax payments.

Merseyside's Police and Crime Panel is made up of 12 people; 10 local councillors and 2 independent members recruited from the local community.

Details of meetings, reports and minutes, as well as copies of reports and recommendations and a recording of the last meeting can be found on their website:

Merseyside Police & Crime Panel website

Meetings 2021/22

  • 2nd September 2021;
  • 21st October 2021;
  • 2nd December 2021 - please note, this meeting has been postponed due to current Covid-19 regulations. A new date will be provided as soon as confirmed;
  • 2nd February 2022;
  • 17th March 2022.


The Police and Crime Panel are responsible for addressing any complaints against the PCC.

Please find details of all complaint reports and the outcomes:

Police and Crime Panel complaint monitoring