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Committee details

Police and Crime Panel

Purpose of committee

The police and crime panel will be composed of seven councillors from Durham County Council and three councillors from Darlington Borough Council, plus two independent co-opted members.


The Panel will have powers and responsibilities including:


  • to review the draft Police and Crime Plan;
  • to publicly scrutinise the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC's) Annual Report;
  • to review and scrutinise decisions and actions by the PCC;
  • to review and veto the PCC's proposed precept levels;
  • to review the PCC’s Conduct;
  • to review and confirm the PCC’s proposed appointments of Chief Constable, Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer, and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. 



Contact information

Support officer: Ian Croft. 03000 269702


Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
03000 269 714