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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 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:

Merseyside Police & Crime Panel website

Upcoming meetings

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 next meetings are:

  • 17th December 2020.


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

Jane wants your views on policing funding today...

The Police Commissioner has to set the police budget soon.

She wants your views on  if you would be willing to contribute an extra 19p a week in your council tax  to enable the Chief Constable to recruit 160 new police officers next year, as well help balance the budget and protect jobs?

Without the extra funding the Commissioner will have to reduce the budget, the recruitment of new officers can’t
go ahead and the Chief Constable will be required to cut back on the service again.