There are six main mechanisms by which the Commissioner scrutinises actions and decisions by Merseyside Police.
All of these processes result in the publication of minutes or reports on this website, and are available for public scrutiny.
These six scrutiny mechanisms are:
- Audit, encompassing Internal and External Audit and the Shared Audit Committee;
- the Commissioner's high-level one-to-one meetings with the Chief Constable;
- Police Commissioner's Scrutiny Meetings (previously known as Force Inspection);
- the Business Change programme;
- Key decisions;
- Merseyside Strategic Policing and Partnerships Board (MSPPB)
In addition to this, these published documents are then subject to further scrutiny by elected or appointed representatives of the public.
In particular, the Police and Crime Panel for Merseyside will scrutinise and review these decisions and reports, and can make recommendations to the Commissioner as they see fit.