Humberside Police and Crime Panel

What is the Police and Crime Panel?

The Police and Crime Panel (PCP)  for the Humberside Police area has been set up to scrutinise, support and challenge the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Following the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 5 May 2016, Keith Hunter was elected as the commissioner for the Humberside region. Full details of the results for the Humberside Police area can be found below.

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

  • Scrutinising the actions and decisions of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)
  • Reviewing the draft Police and Crime Plan to ensure local priorities have been considered
  • Scrutinising and commenting upon the Annual Report of the PCC
  • Reviewing and reporting on the precept proposed by the PCC. The panel has the right to veto the Commissioner’s proposed policing precept (the money collected from Council Tax for policing)
  • Holding confirmation hearings for the proposed appointment of a Chief Constable and senior support staff

For details about the role of the PCC and to access other crime related information visit the Home Office website.

For further details about Keith Hunter and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside please visit the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office website.

The Police and Crime Panel membership

The four local authorities in the Humberside Police area (East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire) are responsible for establishing and maintaining the PCP.  The Humberside Police and Crime Panel is made up of councillor members from each local authority, and a number of independent members. North Lincolnshire Council is the lead authority for the panel.

Membership and Political Makeup of the Police and Crime Panel for the Humberside Police Force Area

North Lincolnshire Council Councillor Jonathan Evison (Conservative) Chair
Councillor Richard Hannigan (Conservative)
Hull City Council Councillor Sean Chaytor (Labour) Vice Chair
Councillor Denise Thompson (Labour)
Councillor Linda Tock (Liberal Democrat)
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Councillor Vanessa Walker (Conservative)Councillor John Barrett (Conservative)Councillor Mike Stathers (Conservative)
North East Lincolnshire Council Councillor David Bolton (Labour)Councillor Dave Watson (Labour)
Independent Co-opted Members Mrs Susan WhittakerVacancy
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter (Police and Crime Commissioner)Rachel Cook (Chief Executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner)

With regard to the independent or community co-opted members, the Panel does not hold details of any public office that they may have.Secretariat support for the Panel is currently provided by North Lincolnshire Council. If you wish to contact panel members, please contact Democratic Services at North Lincolnshire Council on policeandcrimepanel@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 296014.

Future panel meetings will be as follows:

  • 4 July 2019
Date Venue Agenda Reports Minutes
Monday 1 October 2018 Ergo Building, Bridge Head Business Park, Meadow Road, Hessle, HU13 0GD Agenda  1 October 2018 PCP Annual Report Minutes PCP 1 October 2018
Monday 19 November 2018 Ergo Building, Bridge Head Business Park, Meadow Road, Hessle, HU13 0GD Agenda 19 November 2018 Agenda Item 7 Appropriate Adult Scheme

Agenda Item 8 Domestic Abuse Scrutiny

Agenda Item 11 Complaints Report

Minutes PCP 19 November 2018 [PDF, 224Kb]
Tuesday 5 February 2019 Ergo Building, Bridge Head Business Park, Meadow Road, Hessle, HU13 0GD Agenda 5 February 2019 [PDF, 132Kb] Agenda Item 5 Medium Term Resource Strategy 2019.20 [PDF, 959Kb] Police and Crime Panel Budget Report [PDF, 327Kb]

PCC response to PCP Budget Report [PDF, 927Kb]

Minutes PCP 5 February 2019 [PFD, 152Kb]

Thursday 4 July 2019 Ergo Building, Bridge Head Business Park, Meadow Road, Hessle, HU13 0GD Agenda 4 July 2019 Agenda Item 8 Panel Membership [PDF, 248Kb]

Agenda Item 9 Independent Member [PDF, 118Kb]

Agenda Item 12 PEEL Inspection [PDF, 1.27Mb]

Each meeting agenda will have an item on declarations of interest, so that the councillors and independent co-opted members can declare any interests that could conflict with some or all of the business to be discussed at the meeting.

If you would like to submit a question to a panel member to ask in a panel meeting please contact us on policeandcrimepanel@northlincs.gov.uk or call Democratic Services on 01724 296014.

Previous panel meetings

Agendas, reports and minutes for the Humberside Police and Crime Panel from its inception in November 2012 until June 2014 can be viewed on North East Lincolnshire Council website.

A period of up to thirty minutes is made available for questions or statements submitted by members of the public who either live or work within the geographical area covered by the Police and Crime Panel for Humberside (subject to number of individuals present, up to five minutes per speaker at the discretion of the Chairman).

Questions or statements should be addressed to the Chairman of the Police and Crime Panel (PCP).

The PCP is a scrutiny body and exists to scrutinise the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and therefore questions or statements must relate to the role and function of the PCP.

The PCP has the following main responsibilities:

  • The ability to review the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan and Annual Reports
  • Consider the PCC proposed appointment of a Chief Constable, with this panel having the power of veto over the appointment
  • Consider the proposed Council Tax precept to be set by the PCC with the panel having power of veto
  • Review certain senior appointments by the PCC
  • Scrutinise and support the activities of the PCC for Humberside. The police force area includes all four unitary council’s (Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council)
  • To consider complaints against the PCC of a non criminal nature

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside has agreed that he too will be available to answer questions raised from members of the public at panel meetings.

The deadline for submission of questions is five clear working days before the meeting in order that an appropriate answer to the question can be given.

Questions should be submitted by email to:

policeandcrimepanel@northlincs.gov.uk for the attention of the Head of Democratic Services, or written questions can be sent via post to:

Head of Democratic Services,
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NL

A list of Speakers and Questions will be drawn up in order of receipt and copies of all questions and statements will be circulated to all panel members and will be made available to the public attending the meeting.

If assistance is required in presenting the question (for example, language interpreter) it will be necessary to give at least one week’s notice.

Each member of the public called will have up to five minutes to speak.

The question/statement must be exactly as previously submitted.

Each member of the public asking a question must give his or her name.

Each question shall be put and answered without discussion.

Nobody may submit more than one question or make more than one statement at the same meeting, but a supplementary question may be asked for clarification at the discretion of the Chairman.  There should only be one speaker for each subject.

If after the expiration of the thirty minutes, questions remain unanswered, steps will be taken to forward a written response.

If a member of the public is unable to attend the meeting to ask a question, a written response will be sent.

Questions from Police employees and/or on their employment matters will not be permitted, as there are other avenues to progress these matters.

The Secretary may redirect a question or statement if:

  • He/she feels that insufficient detail has been provided to enable a proper response to be provided.
  • It is not about a matter for which the PCP or PCC has a responsibility
  • It is defamatory, frivolous, offensive or repetitive
  • It is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting of the PCP in the past six months
  • It requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information

A record will be kept of each question and associated minute in a book open to public inspection (subject to confidential issues). Rejected questions and statements will include reasons for rejection.

Public speaking will only be allowed/administered on a quarterly basis, with a meeting taking place in each unitary council area.

When to make a complaint

If you have a complaint about the Police and Crime Commissioner or the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, you can make the complaint to us, the Police and Crime Panel.

Please do not make a complaint simply because you disagree with something the Commissioner or the Deputy has done, there must be some alleged fault, for example, you may think that they have not followed the proper procedure for taking a decision.

Please be aware that any complaints made alleging criminal conduct on behalf of the Commissioner or the Deputy will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for investigation.

Where the complaint does not fall within the responsibility of the Police and Crime Panel, for example, if it relates to an issue of policing, the panel will contact you to confirm how the matter will be handled.

How to make a complaint

Members of the public who wish to submit a complaint may send the complaint to the panel on policeandcrimepanel@northlincs.gov.uk or alternatively to:

Head of Democratic Services
North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NL

The complete complaints procedure and summary documents are available to download:

Allowances

At present, no allowances are paid to any member of the Police and Crime Panel. With regard to councillors who hold appointments yielding enhanced councillor allowances, each of the four local authorities publish information on the allowances paid to councillors on their individual websites: