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Police and Crime Panels - guidance
Unofficial guidance, co-produced by CfPS and the LGA, on police and crime panels
In November 2012, all Force areas in England and Wales, except London, will be electing a "Police and Crime Commissioner", who will be responsible for working with a range of community safety and criminal justice partners in local areas to develop and deliver policing plans and priorities.
These Commissioners will be scrutinised by a Police and Crime Panel - a joint committee of all the authorities in the area, with certain legal powers to hold the Commissioner (not the Force) to account.
Along with the LGA, we have produced some unofficial guidance on the operation of these Panels. It has been written to complement as much as possible guidance and regulations which the Home Office expect to produce in the New Year, but the Home Office have not endorsed or sanctioned its production.