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Stop & Search Scrutiny Panel Volunteer


Office Of The Lancashire Constabulary PCC, Lancashire Constabulary HQ







The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire (PCC) is keen to hear from people in the local community who are looking to make a real difference.

The PCC is looking to recruit several individuals with a variety of experience to become Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel volunteers. The purpose of the panel is to support a consistent, coherent, and credible approach that results in evidence-based recommendations to the force for positive change.

The panel will review both the use of Stop and Search and Use Of Force.

The group will be responsible for critically examining a sample of cases and identifying issues which can lead to corresponding action by the Constabulary, providing an integrated approach between the groups so key learnings can be identified to influence the decisions that the PCC makes.

A significant part of the scrutiny panel consists of members of the public working with the PCC to ensure Lancashire Constabulary is following best practice.

You will be expected to identify issues and make recommendations, so communities maintain confidence in Lancashire Constabulary, which in turn helps to influence the decisions that the PCC makes.

Scrutiny Panel Volunteers are vital because they:

  •            Provide real life experiences
  •            Generate new ideas and ways of doing things
  •            Challenge assumptions about existing ways of working

The PCC is looking for Continuous Improvement Panel Volunteers to get involved and meet 4-6 times each year either in person or virtually and also take part in Officer ‘ride along’ sessions when required.

For an informal conversation and to learn more about the role please email 

Closing date for applications of interest is 5pm on 30th July 2021.

Please return your completed Application Form to or post to Office of the Lancashire Constabulary and Crime Commissioner, County Hall, Preston PR1 0LD

Please also use the above contact method or telephone our office on (01772 533587) in normal office hours if you require any further information or assistance and ask for Ashley Brown.

The Office of the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner welcome applications from everyone, but as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented, we would encourage applications from these groups. Appointment will be based on merit.

Application Form

Stop and Search Panel Terms of Reference


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