Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17 and 2017/18

Scrutiny meetings and documents

The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible by law for holding the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the residents of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for delivering a police force that works well and meets the needs of its communities. To do this the Police and Crime Commissioner ‘scrutinises’ certain issues and activities.

Out of Court Disposals Scrutiny Panel

The purpose of this scrutiny panel is to independently review youth and adult cases that have been dealt with through the use of Out of Court Disposals. The members of the panel are from a range of organisations including the courts service, the crown prosecution service and youth offending teams.

The scrutiny of Out of Court Disposals is about reviewing cases and working practices, to recognise what the police are doing well and to support the police to learn when necessary.

Use of Police Powers Community Scrutiny Panel

The purpose of this scrutiny panel is to scrutinise how Devon and Cornwall Police use some of their legal powers. The panel scrutinises, recognises and promotes good practice, and highlights any areas for improvement.

Other Police and Crime Commissioner Scrutiny Activities