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;
- 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 can be found on their website:
Due to the restrictions on gatherings caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, meetings of the Police and Crime Panel are currently being held virtually. You can observe these meetings on the Knowsley Council website.
The Police and Crime Panel are responsible for addressing any complaints against the PCC.
Please find details of all complaint reports and the outcomes: