Police & Crime Panel

The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and make sure she is holding the Chief Constable to account and performing their role effectively.

PCPs have power to look at the Commissioner's activities, including;

  • requesting reports from the PCC;
  • calling PCCs and Chief Constables to public hearings;
  • the power of veto over the recruitment of Chief Constable and decisions over the policing element of Council Tax payments.

Merseyside's Police and Crime Panel is made up of 12 people; 10 local councillors and 2 independent members recruited from the local community.

Details of meetings, reports and minutes can be found by visiting the Merseyside Police & Crime Panel website.

Copies of formal reports/recommendations submitted by the Panel to the Police and Crime Commissioner are also available, along with the formal responses from the Commissioner to the Panel.

Upcoming meetings

All meetings of the Police and Crime Panel are held at the Venue in Huyton, Knowsley. These meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thursday, 23rd March 2017


The Police and Crime Panel are responsible for addressing any complaints against the PCC.

The Panel are responsible for the initial recording of complaints and conduct matters and for referring any complaints which allege criminality to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Where complaints do not allege criminality, the panel is responsible for handling and informally resolving these complaints.

The Panel's complaint handling policy and all complaints received about the Commissioner are recorded through the Monitoring Complaints Report.

Please find these reports below:

Monitoring Complaints Report March 2016 - September 2016

Monitoring Complaints Report September 2015 - March 2016

Monitoring Complaints Report March 2015 - September 2015

Monitoring Complaints Report September 2014 - January 2015

Monitoring Complaints Report March 2014 - August 2014

Monitoring Complaints Report May 2013 - February 2014.

Please use this link for further information about making a Complaint.