Could you help set the direction of policing and hold the Suffolk police force to account?

Posted by Town Hall Staff 24 August 2018

Are you interested in (or critical of) the work of Suffolk’s Police & Crime Commissioner? A vacancy has arisen for an independent member of Suffolk’s Police & Crime Panel, which oversees the work of the PCC. If you are interested in becoming a member of the panel, it meets on a minimum of four half-days per year, plus the occasional workshop on particular issues.  

Fixed term for four years. 

Do you have an independent mindset? Are you interested in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour? If so, we need you!

The Suffolk Police and Crime Panel is looking for a committed, enthusiastic person from Suffolk to help scrutinise and support the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).  The PCC has responsibility for setting the direction of policing in Suffolk and holding the Suffolk police force to account.

The panel provides independent and constructive challenge to support the PCC. This is an interesting role and together the panel members reflect the breadth of communities in Suffolk. There are elected members of local authorities across Suffolk working alongside two people who are co-opted. 

Would you like to be part of that scrutiny Panel? 

The panel is looking for an independent, co-opted member to join who has a track record in community involvement, can represent a diverse cross-section of public views and concerns, and has a keen interest in policing, crime prevention, victim support, community safety and the criminal justice system.

The time commitment would be, on average, one day a month. Travel and subsistence expenses will be paid and an allowance for your time. Training will be provided to help you carry out your role. 

To find out more about the Suffolk Police and Crime Panel please visit our website:

For an informal discussion only, please call Paul Banjo on (01473) 265187 or Tim Ryder on (01473) 264246.

Please read the application pack and related information. To apply, please complete the short application form and return to

Interview date: 18 September 2018.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council – welcoming diversity.