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Public meetings

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a duty to engage with the public to discuss the service they receive from the police.

Alison Hernandez and members of her team attend many events which the public can attend to talk about their experiences and those of their communities. If you want to find out when the team is next in your area please visit the OPCC calendar.


The police and crime commissioner also attends the quarterly Police and Crime Panel, which are open to the public and press to observe.

Police and Crime Panel

The Police and Crime Commissioner issues progress reports on delivering towards the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan and of the performance of the OPCC.

The PCC reports to the Police and Crime Panel regularly. This information is available from the Panel’s website here (external site).

Independent Audit Committee

The purpose of the audit committee is to provide independent advice, assurance and recommendations to the Chief Constables and PCCs of Devon & Cornwall and Dorset respectively on the adequacy of the governance and risk management frameworks, the internal control environment, and financial reporting, thereby helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.

Members of the public are able to attend Independent Audit Committee meetings as observers.

More information on Independent Audit Committee here >

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