West Midlands Police and Crime Panel

The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel (WMPCP) scrutinises the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Panel acts as a critical friend to the Commissioner - assisting him through independent challenge.

The Panel has a number of powers and responsibilities, including:

  • Reviewing the draft Police and Crime Plan to ensure local priorities have been considered
  • Scrutinising the Commissioner's Annual Report
  • Scrutinising the decisions and actions of the Commissioner
  • Reviewing, and potentially vetoing, the Commissioner's proposed policing precept (the part of Council Tax collected for policing)
  • Holding confirmation hearings for the proposed appointment of a Chief Constable, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and senior support staff

Full details of the work of the Police and Crime Panel can be found on their website.

Reports and correspondence to the panel can be found here