The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has responsibility to hold the Chief Constable to account for an efficient & effective police force. In terms of monitoring the Force’s use of Stop and Search, the PCC receives updates on a quarterly basis.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner holds the governance responsibility for the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel/Use of Force Scrutiny Panel meeting and attends the meeting as an observer.
The Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel/Use of Force Scrutiny Panel reviews the Stop and Search data, outcomes of those searches, it also reviews Stop and Searches which have been recorded to scrutinise use of the power.
The purpose of the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel is:
- To provide independent scrutiny of the use of Stop and Search across Lancashire.
- To provide feedback on Stop and Search practices.
- To provide a voice for community concerns and to influence police actions.
- To achieve greater transparency and community involvement in the use of Stop and Search powers across Lancashire.
- To improve public confidence and trust in the way in which Stop and Search is conducted.
- To review and advise on policy, training and tactical considerations.
Stop and Search Panel Members
We are recruiting for Stop and Search Panel Members, for further information please read the Terms of Reference and visit our vacancy page at Vacancies – Lancashire Police Crime Commissioner (lancashire-pcc.gov.uk).