This page lists the meetings for Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel.
does the panel do?
The Police and Crime Panel will
support and challenge the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)when they carry out their functions. The panel
has the power to request reports and call the PCC to attend its
Panels will not replace police authorities and will
not have a role in scrutinising the performance of the police force
(that is the role of the PCC).
The panel will:
review the police and
crime plan and annual report
potentially veto) the PCC’s proposed council tax precept* for
hearings for the PCC’s proposed appointment of a Chief
Constable and senior support staff (the panel may veto the Chief
scrutinise the actions and decisions of the Commissioner (but
performance of the police force)
against the PCC of a non-criminal nature
money collected from Council Tax for policing
Who sits on the panel?
The Panel has 19 members (18 councillors and 1 independent Member and 1
The following local
authorities in the Devon and Cornwall police area appoint
councillors: Cornwall Council, Devon
County Council, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council,
Isles of Scilly Council, Mid Devon
District Council, North Devon District Council, Plymouth City
Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council, Torridge District Council and West Devon Borough
1 co-opted independent
members – one from Cornwall and 1 (vacancy from
to ask the panel a question
Members of the public can attend panel
meetings (except where confidential or exempt information is likely
to be discussed) and may ask questions at each meeting (up to two
questions per person per meeting and up to 100 words per question)
that are relevant to the Panel’s functions.
At the start of each meeting 30 minutes
will be allocated to questions asked by members of the
public. Responses may be oral or
Questions must be put in writing to the
Senior Governance Advisor at Plymouth City Council at least 5 clear
working days before the panel meeting.
Senior Governance Advisor
Plymouth City Council
Or emailed to
Where does the panel meet?
Meetings are held in the Council
City Council, Armada Way,
Police and Crime Commissioner
Police and Crime Commissioners
(PCCs) are elected by the public and their job is to listen
to their needs, bring more of a public voice to policing, get
across local concerns and provide a name and face to complain to if
people are not satisfied with policing and crime in their
The PCC will answer to the public on cutting crime
in their police force area. They will also hold the Chief Constable
to account for the performance of the police
On 10 May 2021, Alison
Hernandez was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for
Devon and Cornwall.
For more information and to
contact Alison Hernandez, please go to
Official Site of Devon and Cornwall Police Commissioner's